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This course will explore the main copyright issues
related to lawfully accessing, using and producing audiovisual works (videos, images and sound)
for research and educational purposes.
Aimed at researchers and teachers dealing with
audiovisual works, this course will help participants understand the conditions under which
audiovisual works can be used lawfully for research and educational purposes; and how mash ups
and other derivative works can be created and exploited within and beyond research and
What areas will the course cover?
• Intellectual property
• Copyright and creativity
• Types of copyright works
• Protection criteria
• Economic and moral rights
• Authorship and ownership of rights
• Licensing and exploiting
• Sources of free-to-use material
• Idea-Expression dichotomy
• Copyright duration
• Copyright exceptions
• Copyright and creative reuse in education
• Fairness in UK law
Participants will gain a good understanding of the basic
principles underlying UK copyright law, including protection criteria,
protected subject matter, economic and moral rights, authorship and ownership,
and lawful reuse, among others. Participants will also learn about the copyright
exceptions that specifically apply in educational settings, as well as those
which allow everyone to creatively reuse existing materials. Participants will
be provided with a suite of free educational resources about copyright that
they will be able to access any time to refresh or deepen their knowledge of the
topics addressed during the course. In general, by the end of the course
participants will be able to make more informed decisions around the copyright
issues they face.
Bartolomeo Meletti is the Education and Research Executive at Learning on Screen. He also works as Creative Director of CopyrightUser.org for CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre (University of Glasgow). He is also the Director of Worth Knowing Productions, a digital creative team specialised in making complex knowledge accessible through research-based visual tools.