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Film, video and TV professionals: Creative Commons, copyright, contracts.. and you!

Date: Tuesday 25 January 2005
Time: 5:00 to 7.30pm

Channel 4
124 Horseferry Road

1 of 72 places available
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Hosted by Channel 4’s IDEASFACTORY, this free Own It talk for film, video and TV professionals covers copyright and design law for film, video and TV businesses, including a special overview of the new Creative Commons licences and how they can be applied to the film, TV and new media industry.

The discussion will also cover use of third party copyright material, use of trademarks in films, and IP issues within commissions, contracts and employee/employer or freelance relationships. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions.

It is advisable to have a basic awareness of copyright before attending this talk. Check the new Own It copyright factsheet, available on the 'IP info' section of this site.

About the speakers:

Lee Gage
Based at leading law firm Harbottle and Lewis (, IP specialist Lee Gage has worked with creative businesses of all sizes and
types, with a particular specialism in design law. He is co-author of 'Design Law: Protecting and Enforcing Rights', published by the Law Society (2004.)

Adam Gee
Creative/Commercial Director, Channel4 - 4 Learning
Adam Gee is Creative/Commercial Director of Channel 4’s 4Learning ( & . He is responsible for factual programme support and adult (informal) learning including IDEASFACTORY. He has won over 40 international awards including a BAFTA and the Grand Award at the New York International Film & Television Festival. He is a committee member of BAFTA’s Interactive branch and a voting member of the European Film Academy.

Prodromos Tsiavos
Prodromos Tsiavos is the legal project lead for the Creative Commons –UK (CC-UK) project. He co-ordinates the drafting of the CC-UK licences and provides legal consulting for various applications of Open Content licensing schemes Prodromos is a research associate at Oxford University, in the Programme for Comparative Media and Law Policy working on issues of digital Copyright licensing. He has worked for the European Commission, the Information Systems Directorate General and has collaborated with the Greek Intellectual Property Organisation. Prodromos is currently teaching Information Systems Development and Techno-legal perspectives on Information Systems at the London School of Economics.

This Own It event has been organised in association with Channel 4’s IDEASFACTORY and
Harbottle and Lewis


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