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  • How can I protect my ideas when meeting prospective clients?

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    It is important before entering into negotiations with any third parties or prospective clients to be aware of how your work or idea is or might already be protected by the various intellectual…
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    Published: 12.11.09 at 11:23

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  • Who owns the IP – the freelancer or the client?

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    This situation is complicated and varies with the type of IP right in question. But, in general, copyright will remain with freelancer (even if the work has been sold) as the owner of copyright…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • I run a website – what do I need to know about IP?

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    The laws of copyright apply equally to works on the internet as they do in the offline environment. As a result, it is an infringement of copyright to place a book, graphics or song on the internet…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • How to protect your work online

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    It is very hard to enforce your IP rights internationally, particularly in relation to the internet which enables downloading on a vast scale. Even where it is clear your IP rights are recognised…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • I work in film, video or TV – what do I need to know about IP?

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    Creators involved in the production of film, video and television material confront many complex IP-related issues, including: Copyright and Related Rights Performers' Rights Moral Rights…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • I work in music – what do I need to know about IP?

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    The production of music involves multiple creative contributions including from composers/songwriters, musicians and producers. This means that any musical recording, for example, a CD, is likely…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • Is downloading music from the internet legal?

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    No! Unless the music you download has been specifically licensed by the copyright owners in the music through an authorised source (for example, iTunes) you will be infringing the different copyrights…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • What works qualify for copyright?

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    The following are the main areas that benefit from copyright protection: Literary works, such as books and poems. This also includes computer programmes or anything expressed in writing;…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • What is confidential information?

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    In order for information to be protected as confidential two conditions must be fulfilled: (a) The information must have the necessary 'quality of confidence'. It must not be information, which…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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