Free PDF fact sheet packs covering copyright law, copyright notices, using other people's work, how to deal with copyright infringement, copyright registration forms and the registration process.
Our most popular copyright fact sheets are available in a free to reproduce PDF format for educational establishments, libraries, advice centres and other non-commercial organisations.
Easy to understand guide to Copyright Law, explaining the principal legislation covering copyright in the United Kingdom, the types of work protected, duration of protection, owner rights, and fair dealing exception. || The UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is the principal legislation covering intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom. The law gives the creators of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works, sound recordings, broadcasts, films and typographical arrangement of published editions, rights to control the ways in which their material may be used...
The Protecting Copyright fact sheet has been produced to help authors of original works identify potential problems and understand how to more effectively protect their rights.
The copyright notices fact sheet explains how to mark your work to ensure the best effect and protection.
Copyright protection advice for clients who have registered work. The fact sheet describes points of interest and further action that may be of additional benefit.
The Berne Convention is the primary international legislation covering copyright protection. This fact sheet explains the Berne Convention and how the rules of the convention are applied.
Website copyright and specific considerations that apply to web design.
Writers copyright protection and information on copyright for literary works
How to obtain permission to use copyright materials. Who to contact, when to get permission, and how to apply.
Designs may be subject to three types of protection, copyright, unregistered design rights and may also be registered nationally as registered designs.
We offer a facility to add updated content to your copyright registration as your work evolves. This fact sheet explains the facility and how it works.
Names, titles and short phrases are not generally considered unique enough to be awarded copyright protection in their own right. This fact sheet explains the legal position,and what cover is available
Using registered copyright notices to protect your work and deter infringement.
Protecting Ideas - A factsheet looking at ideas from a copyright and intelluctual property perspective.
A derivative work is a work that is based on (derived from) another copyright work...
A fact sheet looking at copyright registration for websites and explaining how best to register websites.
Copyright registration of photographic work is simple and cost effective; photographers can submit a collection of tens, hundreds or even thousands of images for a single registration fee.
A literary work may be registered at any stage of development, and we recommend that your work is registered prior to submission to third parties or any online publication if at all possible...
How to register artwork and designs. Money saving tips and advice on how best to register your work.
Is your use fair dealing? or covered under a licensing scheme? has copyright expired? or do you need permission from the copyright holder.
Fact sheet explaining how to register music, songs and sound recordings. Includes money saving tips to get the most out of a single registration.
Exploring copyright in photography, the rights of photographers, registration advice and specific considerations that apply to photographs.
When registering copyright in software applications (apps) the most important thing to cover is the source code. You can also include any compiled executable(s) to demonstrate the finished ‘look and feel’, plus documentation, artwork, user manual, etc. that relates to the software.
Fact sheet covering film-making from a copyright perspective, covering video copyright ownership, legal considerations when making a film, YouTube, handling copyright infringements, etc.
In this page we cover the issues affecting YouTube and content makers publishing on YouTube, the measures that video makers should take to be complainant, and the steps to take when infringements do occur.
Without registration it can be hard to establish solid evidence of the date of your discoveries, theories, etc., particularly if your research is still in progress and is not yet ready to be published.