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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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  • What does © mean?

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    If you can obtain copyright protection just by writing something on paper why does the following, for example © Jo Smyth 1970, appear on books, drawings etc? The use of the copyright symbol…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • Own-it Copyright Factsheet

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    A movie, a song, a desk, a dress... copyright, which protects many types of creative work, is at the heart of legal protection for all these things. This guide sets out the basics of the copyright…
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    Published: 01.11.05 at 09:30

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  • Own-it Confidentiality Factsheet

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    Confidentiality and the law of confidence is concerned with secrets of all kinds. Good business practice involves being aware of information you've produced that should be treated as confidential…
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    Published: 01.11.05 at 09:30

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  • Who owns the copyright to a film script?

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    Joint-authors of film scripts are treated in law as being joint-owners of the copyright in the film script (which can be both a literary and dramatic work). The problem is proving that you are…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • What are IP rights? Why do I need to know about them?

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    IP rights enable creators to control and exploit their creative works. From art works to fashion designs from software to furniture, from technological inventions to music, IP rights guarantee…
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    Published: 01.12.08 at 10:30

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  • I work in film – what do I need to know about copyright?

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    Copyright is a bundle of rights attached to ownership of the copyright work. In the context of film, the most important rights in the film include the right to: reproduce the film: this means…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • I work in film – what sort of distribution agreement do I need?

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    Usually, the owner of copyright in the film (the production company/financier) will enter into one or several distribution agreements to circulate the film to the widest audience. The important…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • Copyleft

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    'Copyleft' was coined by artist Ray Johnson to describe his appropriation of images that he then distributed in a non-commercial manner as mail art or as gifts. The phrase has been adopted, particularly…
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    Published: 01.01.06 at 09:30

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