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IPR FAQ Issues for JISC Projects Ralph Weedon, Director The JISC Legal Information Service London, May 29th 2003.

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1 IPR FAQ Issues for JISC Projects Ralph Weedon, Director The JISC Legal Information Service London, May 29th 2003

2 29th May, 2003 Supporting Further and Higher Education J-LIS - Who and What Are We? A JISC Advisory Service for FE/HE Including JISC Programmes & Projects Information Technology and the law We are not a professional law firm We do offer you/can direct you to legal information and suggested solutions

3 29th May, 2003 Supporting Further and Higher Education Why IT Law Matters to FE/HE Liability – for infringing copyright Compliance – with licensing conditions Litigation – by groups such as the BPI or BSA

4 29th May, 2003 Supporting Further and Higher Education J-LIS Can Be Found At: Tel:

5 29th May, 2003 Supporting Further and Higher Education What Are IPR? IPR = Intellectual Property Rights – Patents – Trade Marks – Design Right – Copyright – Other Is this a legal thing? Yes

6 29th May, 2003 Supporting Further and Higher Education Copyright Includes: – Typography – Software – Performance Rights – Database Right – Moral Rights

7 29th May, 2003 Supporting Further and Higher Education What Does Copyright Apply to? Books, Journals, Newspapers Images, such as photographs Screenplays and scores MP3 files, CDs, DVDs, tapes & records Films, TV & Radio broadcasts Does copyright ever end? Yes

8 29th May, 2003 Supporting Further and Higher Education E-copyright Does Copyright Apply in Cyberspace? Yes Does it apply to digitised material? Yes Can it apply to metadata, code etc? Yes Does it apply to facts or ideas? No Does the quality of the material matter? No Does it apply outside the UK? Yes Does it apply to overseas material? Yes

9 29th May, 2003 Supporting Further and Higher Education Can I Do This? Can I copy/import a work? Maybe Can I republish a work? Maybe Can I post a work to a website? Maybe Can I send someone a copy? Maybe Can I adapt a work? Maybe Can I digitise a work? Maybe Are some works in the Public Domain? Yes Does Fair Dealing apply to Cyberspace? Yes

10 29th May, 2003 Supporting Further and Higher Education Who Owns Copyright in a Work? Initially the author or creator Can there be multiple owners? Yes Can my institution claim ownership? Maybe Can JISC or the Funding bodies? Maybe Do Students have copyright in their work? Yes Do I as an employee have any rights? Maybe Can rights be transferred? Yes

11 29th May, 2003 Supporting Further and Higher Education More Questions? Can I commercialise my resources? – Maybe. Have you cleared 3 rd party copyright for this? Can I repurpose material for a different use within FE/HE? Maybe. – You may need a new licence or contract. Some scenarios ….


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