Seminar – LawTechTalk

Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre
and the UNSW Law Faculty
invite you to a free seminar
(one of the 2006 Cyberspace Law and Policy Series)


Educational copying of TV: As much as you want, whenever you want, and free resources to help you? Too good to be true?


Simon Lake, CEO Screenrights


Thursday 13 April 2006


1:00 to 2:00 pm, including time for questions


Room 1042, Faculty of Law, Level 10, Library Tower
(NB: not room 1201, evel 12, as originally advertised)
UNSW Kensington campus, Sydney



Copyright collecting societies (like Screenrights in the audio-visual area) are sometimes thought to be interested only in maintaining barriers to use, and requiring royalties for permission. Screenrights does this in some areas, but has other business models too. Teachers and students may not know that they can copy and communicate programmes which have been broadcast on free to air and pay TV, and use these programmes for their educational purposes.

What's more, there is a new website to tell educational users about all of the programmes that are available to copy. It has over a million dollars of free resources available for educators to use for their educational purposes.

Too good to be true? How does the Screenrights licence work, and how do users access these free resources? What are the limits - and what sort of business model is this anyway? Get the answers 'straight from the horse's mouth'.

Simon will also consider some of the new forms of 'commons' and open source/open content licences, and discuss whether these licences favour a dissemination model rather than creating a mechanism for professional copyright creators to be paid for the use of their work. [PPT]

  About the speaker:

Simon Lake is the Chief Executive of Screenrights, the Audio Visual Copyright Society. Simon was the Chief Executive of the Australian Writers' Guild and previously was a legal adviser to the Commonwealth Attorney General. Simon is very proud to be a graduate of UNSW law school and the AGSM.


Entry is free, no need to book.

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