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Intro to copyright__uk version


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A brief overview of UK copyright, its legal framework and how to avoid falling foul of it, based on an in-house training course I gave in 2012.

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Intro to copyright__uk version

  1. 1. An Introduction to Copyright and how to avoidfalling foul of it © James Carney 2012
  2. 2. What we’ll cover today:1. Terminology and background2. The basic legal framework3. Types of copyright4. Top 10 copyright myths
  3. 3. Does copyright really matter?Ask the following people...
  4. 4. Some definitions...
  5. 5. intellectual property?
  6. 6. Intellectualproperty (or IP) =Any creative workwhich can be treatedas an asset orphysical property.
  7. 7. 4 types of IP rights: Trademarks ® or ™
  8. 8. 4 types of IP rights: ™ Patents or
  9. 9. 4 types of IP rights: Design rights™ ® or
  10. 10. 4 types of IP rights: Patents Copyright ™ or
  11. 11. Copyright“a collection of rights incertain creative works,granted exclusively to thecopyright owner to allowthem to control and profitfrom how their work is used”
  12. 12. Identifed by © ℗Copyright Phonographic Copyright
  13. 13. In the UK, copyright isgoverned by the Copyright,Designs and Patent Act 1988The UK is also a signatoryto the Berne Convention forthe Protection of Literaryand Artistic Works 1886
  14. 14. Key pointsCopyright is automaticCopyright is vested in thethe author of the work (theFirst Owner) unless done asan employee or assignedunder the terms of acommissionCopyright is international
  15. 15. Copyright applies to Literary Type works arrangements of published Dramatic works works Sound Musical recordings works Artistic Films works
  16. 16. Copyright lasts for 70 Literary Type years 25 arrangements works of years published 70 Dramatic works years works 70 Sound 70 Musical years recordings years works 70 Artistic 70 Films years works years
  17. 17. Copyright lasts for Crown 125 Copyright years Parliamentary 50 Copyright years
  18. 18. While copyright lasts you can’t Copy, rent, lend or issue copies of the work to the public Perform, broadcast or show the work in public Adapt the work Infringe the author’s moral rights
  19. 19. You may use the work of others if Copyright has expired Your use of the work is covered by ‘fair dealing’ You have licensed the work from an acknowledged scheme The copyright holder has granted you permission
  20. 20. Fair useResearch and private studyInstruction or examinationCriticism or reviewNews reportingIncidental inclusionAccessibility for visualimpairment
  21. 21. Licensing schemesCopyright Licensing Agency(CLA)Design and Artists CopyrightSociety (DACS)Educational Recording AgencyPerforming Right Society forMusic / Public PerformanceLicenceCreative Commons (CC)
  22. 22. “The judgement should be studied by anyoneimitating an existing photograph orcommissioning a photograph based on a similarphotograph. ‘Inspiration’ and ‘reference’ arefine in themselves, but there is a line betweencopying ideas and copying the originalexpression of ideas which is often a difficultone to draw.”
  23. 23. Top 10Copyright Myths
  24. 24. Myth 1 Anything without a© symbol isn’t protected
  25. 25. Myth 2It wasn’t originally published in the UK so UK copyright law doesn’t apply
  26. 26. Myth 3It’s ok to use copyright material if I don’t make money from it
  27. 27. Myth 4 I can’t find who owns thecopyright so it’ll be ok to use it in the meantime
  28. 28. Myth 5I’ve got permission to use it on the web so it’ll probably be ok to use in in print as well
  29. 29. Myth 6I can copy up to 10% without infringing copyright
  30. 30. Myth 7 We can embed that YouTubevideo even if it has a Beatles soundtrack
  31. 31. Myth 8It’s hard to prove copyright infringement
  32. 32. Myth 9If it’s on the web, it must be in the public domain
  33. 33. Myth 10 No one willever find out
  34. 34. Thank you!