This course provides a thorough introduction to the practical application of copyright and other laws that are key to the business of publishing. You will discuss the crucial issues of risk and who is liable for content, in both a print and digital environment. This is essential knowledge for anyone working on the content and structure of contracts, licensing agreements, permissions, commissioning and rights; indeed, anyone who plans to forge a career in publishing.
At the end of this course you should be able to:
- show that you have increased your understanding of copyright law and are more confident about key legal issues
- develop warning antennae for potential legal problems
- understand your company’s existing agreements and avoid legal disputes
- grasp how copyright functions in a digital setting
- decide when you need to seek expert advice.
Who will benefit from this course?
Anyone responsible for the content and structure of contracts or licensing agreements, and anyone working in publishing permissions, commissioning or rights.
- Copyright: first principles and relevant legislation
- Intellectual property
- UK regulations
- World conventions
- The influence of Europe
- The duration of copyright
- Economic and moral rights
- Permission and fair dealing
- Digital issues
- 2003 regulations
- Legal framework around publishing law
- Sources of law
- UK/EU law
- Criminal law
- Confidential information
- Copyright infringement
- Data protection and privacy
- Competition law
- Storage of content online
- Recent cases
- How expensive is libel?
- Articles 8 and 10 of the ECHR
- What can publishers do to limit liability?
Note that most of our short courses can also be run as in-company events.
- Dates: 25 September 2013
- Duration: A one-day course
- Price: £385+VAT
- A number of discounts are available