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  • What do I need to do if somebody takes photographs of my designs at a trade show? Do they need permission?


    Worried about people taking random photographs at trade shows where you are showing your new designs? Read our new FAQ to find out what rights apply, what remedies you have when somebody…
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    Published: 28.08.12 at 12:14

  • Instagram - Terms of use explained


    Instagram - a popular social media app where you can share your images and videos but what do the terms of use really say? This factsheet is designed to be a helpful summary of certain key aspects…
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  • Who owns a photograph?

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    The photographer, his 'assistant' - in this case, a monkey - or the public domain? The court row between online repository Wikimedia and photographer David Slater demonstrated that this is not…
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  • Knitting and Sewing Patterns - IPO Copyright Factsheet


    If you use knitting and sewing patterns in your fashion designs or you yourself develop new and original patterns, you may wonder how copyright applies to the reproduction of classic patterns and…
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  • Common Copyright Myths

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    We asked our 2nd year Animation students at the London College of Communication (UAL) to create animated videos debunking common copyright myths. The idea was to create a short animation, no longer…
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  • Taking Inspiration: Tribute or Theft? - a debate


    Innovation in art and design is not possible without referencing other people's work. Mixing, sampling and re-contextualising are common art practices. Tim Sokolow, Joint Head of Academic Support…
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  • How to develop a fashion brand using your intellectual property


    Have you ever wondered how you can develop your fashion business from a small label to an international brand? It's not rocket science but you must be able to create and then protect and exploit…
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    Published: 11.05.16 at 15:04

  • Preparing for your degree show or exhibition I – art and visual communication


    Preparing for an exhibition is exciting and hard work. This webinar gives you a quick overview of what you should be thinking of to ensure it will be a success.Nick Kaplony from Artquest will talk…
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    Published: 11.05.16 at 15:19

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