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Copyright and Underlying 3rd Party Rights Conference

11 July 2013

Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BQ


An in-depth look at the challenges faced in the 21st Century.


0930  Registration

1000   Sue Malden – FOCAL International Chair will welcome and introduce the day.

1015-1130   International Copyright Law
Hubert Best - FOCAL International Secretary and Legal Advisor/ENN will give an overview of international Copyright Law for the 21st Century, current legislation and best practice for all those involved in the production and use of content and moving images. This will be followed by a look at Post Hargreaves and how this will affect the use of footage and content in the future

1115-1200  Coffee

1200-1330  Rights and 3rd Party Rights
Underlying Rights and 3rd Party Rights issues which go beyond copyright – it is about clearances for underlying rights i.e. stills, sports rights, format rights, music clearances (recording rights, publishing and Musician’s Union), artiste clearances, Equity fees etc.
Moderator: Sue Malden
Karen Ghai - Copyright/Rights Clearance Consultant
Jim Anderson on sport
Ivan Chandler on music

1300-1345  Lunch

1345-1445  The significance of copyright on business decisions when making archive productions
Producer Richard Melman -  Spring Films (moderator) will be talking about the issues and challenges which producers have.
To include Bill Locke – Lion Television, Louise Dillon who will discuss copyright from the producer’s perspective and Jane Robinson from the business side.

1445-1515  The Future - The HUB? – Copyright licensing HUB
James Lancaster – Chair Copyright Licensing Steering who will explain its purpose

1515-1530  Afternoon tea

1530-1630  Case study: Spirit of 45 and other productions
Jim Anderson Archive producer

1630-1645  Roundup of the day with FOCAL International Chair – Sue Malden

Don't forget to book for the FOCAL Summer Networking Party, which will take place from 7pm on 11th July on board HMS Belfast.
For more information and booking form click here