Following a successful workshop earlier this year on documentary film-making, Bristol Media and RTS West of England teamed up once again with Abbas Media Law, this time to host a “Copyright in productions” workshop.
In mid-May, around 40 people from the television and film production community joined the leading media lawyer, Nigel Abbas, at The Square in Bristol to learn about the key areas of copyright.
During the two-hour session, Abbas covered the main risks associated with copyright and how to avoid them, as well as licensing copyright works. He also tackled defences to copyright infringement, including fair dealing with quotations, reporting current events and incidental inclusion.
“It was great meeting up with so many content producers in Bristol to talk about copyright. Everyone seemed really engaged and there was a lot of good discussion and questions,” said Abbas, the founder of the media law specialists.
“The copyright session with Nigel was absolutely brilliant. Using clear examples and simplified understanding of case law, he made a very complicated subject as straightforward and easy to understand as possible,” said Chris Bailey, programme leader of the Digital Media Production BA course at Plymouth College of Art.