Media Law -- Copyright Law
March 26, 2012
- 30 multi-choice questions;
- Know the names and intent of provisions; know case names.
Who owns it?
Length of copyright
§30 CopyrighT Designs and Patents Act 1988
- “Fair dealing” provision places reporting current events about the interest of a copyright owner.
- “Fair dealing with a work other than a photograph for the purpose of reporting events does not infringe any copyright in the work, so long as it is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgment.”
What is fair?
- Less likely to be fair is just used to “yank rug out” from under a competitor.
- Does not apply to stills.
- Fair dealing for criticism, review
Public interest defence?
- Paddy Ashdown v. Telegraph — Telegraph had published snippet from plaintiff’s unpublished autobiography; court ruled there was a public interest due to it soon coming out.
Damages — market rate/aggravated
- Paid in terms of market rate; more in aggravated circumstances (photo stolen)
- Release forms — important; allows you to use their footage forevermore.
- Sports footage — if showing footage, normally able to use 60 seconds with credit. If a series of matches (I.e., World Cup or something), increases to 90 seconds.
- Internet — copyright applies as much as anywhere else. If using someone else’s photo, you have to seek permission.
§ 58 Copyright and Design Act
- If someone giving a speech, you’re generally allowed to report it without permission.
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