Presentation on theme: "Andrew Charlesworth Director, Centre for IT & Law Copyright 101 for web designers and developers Senate House, University of Bristol 22 June 2007."— Presentation transcript:
Andrew Charlesworth Director, Centre for IT & Law Copyright 101 for web designers and developers Senate House, University of Bristol 22 June 2007
2 Intellectual Property Law Intellectual property rights (IPRs) allow individuals to claim and exercise rights in their creative and innovative works Some IPRs are well known –copyright, patent, designs, and trademark Others are known primarily to specialists –trade secrets, geographical indications, semiconductor chip topography rights, plant varieties and performers rights. A work may be protected by several IPRs. Today, we will be considering copyright.
5 Copyright in the UK UK primary legislation - Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1998) as amended. –http://www.ipo.gov.uk/cdpact1988.pdf (324 pages) Works covered include: literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works, sound recordings, broadcasts, films, published editions Copyright has been expanded (often controversially) to cover new types of works –Computer programs – UK Copyright (Computer Programs) Regulations 1992 –Databases – UK Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997
16 Assignment and licensing in If you wish to use a work in which the copyright is owned by a third party, you can seek: –an assignment of the rights in the work –an ad hoc licence between yourself and owners of copyright works –a licence to use particular works on a case-by-case basis from a collective licensing agency –a blanket licence enabling access to a range of works under a fixed set of terms –access under a Creative Commons licence