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Exceptions: quotation

Before October 2014, copyright law permitted use of a work for the purpose of criticism and review, but it did not allow quotation for other more general purposes. Now, however, …

Exceptions: education

The use of materials protected by copyright is essential to the learning process. Educational resources exist in all formats that are recognised as ‘works’ in copyright law. To minimise the …

Getting permission

When you want to use a work that is in copyright, you need to get permission from all copyright owners. Some works have several rights attached to them and each …

Exceptions: parody

Parody refers to a new creative work which uses an existing work for humour or mockery. Some parodies take aim at well-known artists or their work in order to make …

Summary week 1

This week we have looked at basic principles concerning how you can protect your work with copyright, and how you can lawfully reuse other people’s work. You have learned some …

Using other people’s work – introduction

When creating new work, it is natural to be inspired by the work of others. However, there is an important distinction between simply being inspired and copying. In order not …

Going for a song

Going for a Song tells the story of Tina and Ben, a music composer and a lyricist who create an original song and discuss how to market it. The story …