Creators Discuss

The Copyright User team conducted a series of 20 qualitative interviews with creators across six artistic mediums: music, film, performance, visual art, writing and interactive development.

In the videos below creators discuss the role that copyright plays in their artistic process, and share their most pressing concerns and questions about copyright.

 

Musician

Is it possible to lend purchased content to others? 2. How many notes can be used from someone else’s song? Is there a maximum length that can be used from an original song?

Filmmaker

Is it always necessary to ask permission to use another’s film? Are there set rules about using clips from other films? If the copyright owner cannot be found, can their work be used?

Performer

How can one protect innovative theatrical experiences? Can music be remixed or edited for a performance?

Writer

What if something is copied in another jurisdiction? Is there a low cost way to enforce copyright? Can journalists use copyright materials to report news?

Visual Artist

How different does new work have to be from an original, not to infringe? Are there organisations that can help creators protect their work? What is the procedure to clear the use of an orphan work?

Developer

Who is responsible for getting permission to use protected content? Is it okay to use images gathered from online search engines? Is it okay to use content when there is no copyright information about it?

Teachers & Students

Teachers and students at Bournemouth University discuss the role that copyright plays in their work and share their most pressing concerns and questions about copyright.

Copyright in SMEs

This section provides guidance on strategies that creative firms have employed to effectively manage copyright challenges.