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Copyright Clearance for Print, Broadcast and Multimedia Production

BUFVC, 77 Wells Street, London W1T 3QJ
14 November 2007 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 Richard McCracken, head of IP at the Open University and co-author of Buying and Clearing Rights (Print, Broadcast and Multimedia – Routledge, 1995) and Alma Hales, Deputy Head of Intellectual Property at the Open University.  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.
Course registration fees including sandwich lunch  – Standard Charge:  £180
Discount rates for staff in BUFVC member institutions

Contact Name:
Nancy Prall
Contact Telephone:
020 7393 1512
Contact Email:

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