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12 April 2018

Tips on How to Properly Source an Image Online & Websites that Offer High Quality CC0 Images

By Rebecca Imaizumi, Marketing Assistant, NKCC Where do you look when you need high quality pictures for your website, blog, twitter or Facebook? The internet is filled with beautiful images. It’s easy to download them and reuse them without seeking permission from the rights holder. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the rights […]

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1 April 2018

GDPR: What You Can Do Now?

With just under two months until the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) becomes law in the UK (25 May 2018) what do we think are the key things to concentrate on now? 1. GDPR is a great opportunity for you to start your journey towards data protection compliance. It’s not a destination. This means that […]

9 June 2017

Researching Rights for Moving Images

By Corinna Reicher,Fim & Rights Researcher, NKCC Clearing Rights & Films: Bringing Out the Inner Sherlock Clearing rights is a process that many find daunting. Knowing where to start can be overwhelming, and research usually turns out to be anything but straightforward. Yet, it is exactly this uncertainty that is also the most fun and […]

2 October 2016

Copyright: Key Points to Remember

What is copyright? Copyright is mainly based on the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, subsequent revisions including the Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003, Copyright Rights in Performances Regulations 2014, previous Copyright Acts (1911 and 1956), Directives, Treaties, Conventions and Case Law.  Copyright is an exclusive economic right granted to the creator of original […]

26 July 2016

Copyright Help Resources

Over the years I’ve been working with a number of talented colleagues to develop a series of free and openly licensed copyright and licensing help resources for museums, libraries, archives, universities and other public sector organisations. However many of these will also be relevant to all types of organisations who use, create, publish, share and […]

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22 July 2016

Checklists: Rights, Risks and Rewards

©Naomi Korn, 2016. Some Rights Reserved. This article may be reused and shared under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike Licence Checklists are a highly rewarding way to provide clarity for you and your organisation  about what you  need to do regarding rights, permissions and keeping risks to a minimum. The checklists […]

28 June 2016

Brexit and Copyright/ Trade Marks: What Next?

Following Thursday’s vote for the UK to leave the EU – one thing is clear right now about copyright and other IP (Intellectual Property) rights – nothing is clear. Without any further information at this stage, its certainly business as usual – but here are some things that you might like to consider in terms […]

24 April 2016

Dispelling Copyright Myths

Working with academics, researchers, students, curators, marketing and comms. folk and learning teams etc, I have collected some copyright myths over the years that I thought might be useful to dispel! Interestingly, rarely do I come across librarians, information specialists and archivists with the same views on the world – but then it is often […]

17 April 2016

Copyright Mistakes: Some Insights

Over the years, I have been struck by just how much we have been our own worst enemies by “othering” copyright. By removing it from its rightful context (please excuse the pun!) as an active issue that underpins any type of content interaction – creation, use, commissioning, acquisition, lending (in and out), curation, sharing, publishing […]

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