What is your reaction to the word COPYRIGHT?

Why do you need to know about COPYRIGHT?

 
Are you working in a Library, archive or museum?
Yes? Then you need to know:
  • How you can exploit your collection commercially
  • What can be used on a website
  • What you can copy for other libraries, archives and museums
  • Whether you can digitise collections
  • What the position is regarding slides, postcards, microforms
  • How to manage logos, artwork, etc. for promotional purposes
Are you a user of a library, archive or museum?
Yes? Then you need to know:
  • What you can copy and use for education
  • What you can copy and use for commercial purposes
  • What you can copy and use for research and scholarship
  • What you can copy and use for the media
Are you a publisher, small-time or big time?
Yes? Then you need to:
  • Manage contracts, assignments and licences
  • Know what you can and cannot do with material
  • Understand typographical copyright and Publication Right
  • Know what you get from authors
  • Understand the complexities of publishing on the Web
Are you a manager in industry and commerce or running your own SME?
Yes? Then you certainly need to
  • Know what copyright the company owns
  • Know how to manage copyright created by employees
  • Know what the pitfalls are when using material that already exists
  • Know how to protect and exploit it
  • Know how to assess the value of copyright and how to trade it
  
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