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Event: Understanding Copyright and Making it Pay

This event on 24 August 2017 will address the basics of copyright as it pertains to journalists and will explore questions around:

What is copyright: who owns it?
What are moral rights?
What does creative commons license mean?
How do you express your copyright?
What to ask for when granting permission to use your work
How to get paid for your copyright
How to challenge infringements

 

Confirmed speakers:

Photographer David Hoffman has specialised in social issues since the 1970s and has challenged and documented the increasingly overt control the state exerts on our lives. As a campaigner, he fights for press freedom, copyright and intellectual property laws. He is the founder member of Editorial Photographers UK (EPUK), the NUJ London Photographers’ Branch and Photo-Forum London and vice chairman of the British Photographic Council. He also engages with regulatory bodies, collecting societies, the UK Copyright Hub and PLUS in the USA as well as commercial organisations enforcing copyright worldwide. who has successfully challenged infringements in the UK courts.

 Dr Sukhpreet Singh of CREATe. His research on market based approaches to IP protection and exploitation (as in the case of TV formats) funded by ESRC, and by industry and government grants, has been widely recognized internationally and has had impact on professional practice through publications, reports, and training seminars.

This event is open to writers, photographers, videographers and anyone else interested in understanding copyright and challenging infringement. Booking essential:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-copyright-and-making-it-pay-tickets-36482067847

Spaces are limited and priority will be given to NUJ members.
This event is kindly sponsored by the Glasgow branch of the National Union of Journalists.


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Modern Apprenticeship in Digital Journalism Breaks Inequality Barriers

It is Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week, a week of events in recognition of the countless opportunities and achievements for young people embarking on their working lives. They can earn while they learn in a variety of careers, from joinery to journalism.
The National Union of Journalists has developed the modern apprenticeship in digital journalism, providing a chance for young people to get their foot in the door, learning all about interviewing, writing, filming and editing news material and the legal and ethical considerations, both on the job and with further support at college. Continue reading