Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondshello my name is Angelique Kidjo. I am a singer and a songwriter. I am here to invite you to join CISAC University's new Massive Open Online Course. After exploring the history of copyright, we will be learning about creative industries. Creative industries allow us to create and enjoy works that make our culture and our lives meaningful. But how do these industries work and contribute to the economy? And how does copyright fit into all of this? Visual artists, composers, filmmakers, writers, photographers, designers, actors, singers and dancers ... they all produce original works. Material which is used by the creative industries to produce artistic goods and services.
Skip to 0 minutes and 57 secondsCreators have an exclusive right over their work: this is copyright. We will see the central role copyright plays in the creative industries, and how it allows creators to earn a living like workers in other industries. Whether you work in the creative sector or are simply curious, enrol free on Future Learn. Spread the news and invite your friends to share this learning experience with you.