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Creative Learning Lab: A space for innovation, new thinking and new practice for creative learning, skills development and networking across London's creative industries. Focusing on TV, Film, Interactive and New Media, Games and Digital Design.


BECTU is the independent union for those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, visual art, interactive media and allied areas who are primarily based in the United Kingdom. It offers various IP-related services to members including personal copyright advice, a script registration service and a copyright information booklet.

Beyond Bricks

The UK Government’s service to provide business support to British internet entrepreneurs in the post-crash marketplace. The site has a list of relevant solicitors, and downloadable legal docs covering internet issues are available for a small charge. Their telephone helpline offers ‘immediate support’ from qualified legal professionals.

Brand Licensing trade fair

Europe’s largest brand licensing trade fair is held annually in London.
The site offers numerous links to exhibitors, allowing a snapshot of the licensing industry and multibillion pound global market for licensing artwork, illustrations, animated & other types of characters, movie-based licensing, products, photographs, brand extensions etc.

British Film Institute

The BFI’s site has a directory of copyright-related training courses for film industry professions.

Campaign for Digital Rights

The UK-based Campaign for Digital Rights campaigns for “fair and balanced laws for the information society.” They have a special focus on music, video, DVDs & computer games, academic freedom and public library issues.

Collaboration and Ownership in the Digital Economy (CODE) Conference

A site documenting the renowned international conference on Collaboration and Ownership in the Digital Economy (CODE) held at Queens' College, Cambridge, 4-6 April 2001.

The conference featured key thinkers, creators and policy-makers in software, law, economics, the arts and sciences to ask critical questions about collaboration, copyright, authorship and the public potential of 'cyberspace'. The conference papers, together with video footage of a number of the presentations, are archived at the Arts Council of England.

Digital Content Forum

The DCF forms a two-way conduit between UK industry and government to gather views and input into policy-making processes around the digital industry, including numerous fast-moving IP issues.

Individuals and companies involved in the production or use of digital content who wish to offer input into government policy developments can participate through their relevant trade association, which are listed on the site.

Entertainment and Leisure Software Publisher’s Association

The Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association aims to establish a specific and collective identity for the British computer and video games industry.

ELSPA works to protect, promote and provide for the interests of its members via a number of activities, including an active anti-piracy enforcement unit. 

Media Lex

 A free advisory service for those involved in Film, TV or New Media production. They offer training courses and sell books with contract and legal advice, together with downloadable contracts covering IP issues within the areas of film, TV and new media production. They also offer a referral service to lawyers in other specialist areas.

New Media Knowledge

New Media Knowledge is a learning and business information resource for companies and individuals working in digital interactive media.

It recently joined forces with ISBA, the representative body for UK advertisers, and the IPA, representing communications agencies, to develop and launch a specialist ‘Model Contract’ for website design and maintenance. The contract is available free of charge to members of the NMK community – see here for details.


Represents and promotes the commercial interests of independent feature film, television, animation and interactive media companies. Serves as a lobbying organisation, and provides training, events, business advice and subsidised legal services.

SkIN (Skills Intelligence Network)

A network for East-London-based practitioners of urban music, new media, graphic design, event management and creative writing. Offers opportunities for learning, networking events and 'business therapy'.

Your Creative Future

Your Creative Future Guide to education and career opportunities in the creative industries.


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