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Common Copyright Myths

Published 11.03.15 at 12:49

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 than three minutes long, on popular misconceptions the public, and students especially, have when working creatively. From notions such as 'Copyright is dead" to "Whoever pays you owns copyright in the work they have paid for", our students had a plethora of 'myths' from which to pick! They were free to use storytelling techniques or fact-based infographics to cover one or as many of the myths as they liked.

We wanted the students to create an educative and informative video without bogging the viewer down with unnecessary jargon. Some students interviewed fellow students, members of the public and lecturers to find out more about common misconceptions or opinions, which may be based on a misunderstanding of copyright.

The level of submissions were fantastic. We're pleased to present "Common Copyright Myths", a brilliant animation by Will & Kristiana, below.

Please note that this video discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only but is not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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About the students:

Will Horne is a 2nd year designer and animator currently studying BA (hons) Animation at LCC (UAL). He has a deep interest in photography, narration and sound with these naturally leading into animation, film and design. Will is influenced as much by fine artists and illustrators as he is by animators in his work and draws creative inspiration from unique materials and techniques not widely used in the field of mainstream animation.

Kristiana Kancheva is a 2nd year animation student at the University of the Arts London. Since the age of 10 years old, Kristiana has taken private drawing lessons. She works with 2D drawn animation, 2D computer animation, stop motion animation and 3D computer generated animation. She is interested in art and design, film and television and enjoys using computer technology.

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