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Latest on: Copyright

  • Let us know your thoughts at our e-CHARM copyright focus group

    We would like to invite our members to a half-day workshop and focus group about audiovisual copyright in higher and further education, as part of our ongoing e-CHARM project.  The workshop will be both an opportunity for attendees to learn more about copyright and audiovisual materials in the education sector and provide feedback on our in-house copyright […]

  • Can I do this? Copyright, Licensing & Best Practice

    Presented by: Sergio Angelini and Linda Kaye Date: Thursday 10 December 2015 – Book your place now Venue: BUFVC office, 77 Wells Street, London, W1T 3QJ This course will provide an overview of the current legislation, best practice solutions for citing audio-visual materials and a one-on-one surgery and informal discussion. By the end of this […]

  • New Exceptions to Copyright – explained!

    The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published a handy guide to the new Exceptions to Copyright, which yesterday entered into law. They include coverage of: Non-commercial research and private study Text and data mining for non-commercial research Criticism, review and reporting current events Exceptions for Teaching Helping disabled people Time-shifting Personal copying for private […]

  • New changes to Copyright Law

    The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has just published guidance on the amendments to the laws on copyright being introduced in June. The changes to the copyright exceptions are brought in by secondary legislation in the form of five statutory instruments that amend relevant sections of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. The Copyright and […]

  • New Copyright Website is a new online resource aimed at making UK copyright law accessible to creators and members of the public. It has dedicated sections aimed at musicians, filmmakers, performers, writers, visual artists and interactive developers, among others. Launched on 14 February, the independent site is currently subdivided into several useful sections that are individually authored, […]

  • Training Course at the BUFVC (Autumn)

    Do you work with moving image and sound or support those that do? Join us to gain some new skills this autumn. All BUFVC courses are delivered by expert practitioners in the field of moving image and sound and provide practical advice and guidance with the opportunity to discuss specific work-related issues. Encoding Digital Video […]

  • Open University television & radio programmes now covered by the ERA licence

    Programmes previously covered by the Open University (OU) Off-Air Recording Scheme are – as of 1 July 2013 –  part of the ERA-licensed repertoire.  Previously the recording and using of OU programmes required a separate licence and the BUFVC’s own listings database TRILT always highlighted the programmes which fell under the OU scheme. More information […]

  • Pinterest, Image Sharing Websites and the Law – video

    Jisc Legal has posted a brief but illuminating video on the legal side of image use online. The video supports a new paper from Jisc Legal on the subject, which can be downloaded in PDF and Word formats from their homepage at:

  • New Copyright Consultation on sound recordings

    This week the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) launched a new consultation (closing date: 4 March 2013) to get stakeholders’ views on the draft regulations that will implement Directive 2011/77/EU, which  requires the UK to extend the length of copyright term in sound recordings and performers’ rights in sound recordings from 50 to 70 years. The […]

  • Confused about copyright?

    Copyright Clearance for Print, Broadcast & Multimedia Production Tuesday 5 March 2013, Central London The BUFVC’s one-day course on copyright is essential for those needing to copy, use and provide access to existing third party content in their work, delivered by expert practitioners in the field. Presented by Alma Hales, Head of Intellectual Property at […]