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BUFVC Course - Copyright Clearance for Print, Broadcast and Multimedia Production

British Universities Film & Video Council, London W1T 3QJ
21 July 2008 10:00-17:00

The essential one-day starter course for those needing to copy and use existing content in their new productions and services Presented by Alma Hales, acting head of Intellectual Property at the Open University and Bernadette Attwell, former Deputy Head of Intellectual Property at the Open University. Bernadette Attwell also owns and runs Copy-Right Consultants Limited in partnership with Alma Hales. 

This one-day course will offer participants a clearer understanding of how to approach the process of rights clearance.
Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • types of works which are protected
  • rights ownership and licensing
  • the status of copyright exceptions
  • the meaning of ‘fair dealing’
  • the process of rights clearance
  • how to administer the clearance process

Understanding copyright and how to clear the rights in existing content for inclusion in new services and productions is a significant challenge for producers, researchers and multimedia developers.  Now universities and colleges face these challenges as they plan to re-publish existing content in online courseware delivered through ‘virtual learning environments’. There will be a practical hands-on workshop session and there will be a session offering an opportunity to have your specific rights-related queries answered by leading practitioners in the field.

Contact Name:
Ali Fowler
Contact Telephone:
0207 393 1512
Contact Email:

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