British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Copyright Clearance for Print, Broadcast and Multimedia Production

Presented by: Alma Hales and Bernadette Attwell

Next available date: TBA

The essential one-day course 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 the Open University and Bernadette Attwell, former Deputy Head of Intellectual Property at the Open University and co-owner of Copy-Right Consultants Ltd with Alma Hales, the course will provide participants with an up-to-date and clear understanding of how to approach the process of rights clearance.


Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • types of works which are protected
  • rights ownership and licensing
  • the status of copyright exceptions
  • the meaning of ‘fair dealing’
  • the process of rights clearance
  • how to administer the clearance process

Understanding copyright and how to clear the rights in existing content for inclusion in new services and productions is a significant challenge for producers, researchers and multimedia developers. Now universities and colleges face these challenges as they plan to re-publish existing content in online courseware delivered through virtual learning environments.

The course will include practical advice, easy to understand guidance and the opportunity to have specific rights-related queries answered by leading practitioners in the field.

Attendees to this course, will also take away a free copy of the BUFVC’s latest copyright booklet – ‘Can I Copy This? A Brief Guide to UK Copyright in Higher and Further Education‘. It provides a focused and accessible guide to media and copyright in UK HE and FE. Read more here.

‘By far the most engaging course dealing with copyright that I have attended.’ Julie Makinson, The School of Oriental & African Studies

Course fees:

  • Standard rate: £156 plus VAT at 20%
  • BUFVC member rate: £132 plus VAT at 20%
  • BUFVC Premier member rate: £108 plus VAT at 20%

Please note: Course fees are per person and include a sandwich lunch and refreshments.

Course fees: £184 (non member rate), £156 (BUFVC member rate), £129 (Premier member rate)
Please note: Course fees are per person and includes VAT at the current rate, sandwich lunch and refreshments.