Alma Hales is Rights Manager at the Open University and an experienced trainer and adviser in copyright.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Copyright in All Media
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- About the Authors
This pragmatic and no-nonsense practical working tool will make digital media copyright issues simple to understand and solve when you're struggling with daily deadlines. Providing a happy medium between a "fingers crossed" approach and a "copyright police" stance, both of which can stymie creativity and un¬dermine your organization, this handbook explores the principles of copyright for those with little or no experience. It will help you to develop good practice in clearing and negotiating licences for use of third-party content in all types of media including video, images, and music. With guidelines on the legal side of copyright, it recommends ways to implement a "risk management" approach using examples and cases which highlight common problems and solutions. Each chapter offers an accessible introduction to the key areas of relevant copyright and how to approach them, covering important issues such as
- Intellectual property
- Restricted acts
- Fair dealing
- Moral rights
- Production of content and negotiating licences
- The internet and implicit and explicit licensing
- User-generated content including Creative Commons licensing
- Frequently asked questions related to copyright in an online environment
- Overview of the UK Digital Economy Act 2010