Clare Painter is a publishing consultant specialising in practical copyright compliance and digital licensing.
Together with her team at Clare Painter Associates Ltd, she helps organisations to manage copyright and third party licences, especially where licences need to be both effective and practical. Often this means running a copyright audit to check compliance and streamline licensing processes.
Clare acts as copyright and permissions consultant at Oxford University Press Journals, and associate at award-winning licensing agency Attwooll Associates. Consultancy/training includes The Case Centre (ECCH), Emerald, IMD, Publishing Technology Beijing, Publishing Training Centre, Taylor & Francis, UNESCO.
Clare publishes free copyright and licensing tips at http://clarepainterassociates.com and you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sharing copyright in partnershipsTuesday, 11th June 2019
Copyright ownership generally follows the creator of the material and there is no need to register it as it takes effect as soon as the work is created. But what happens when external partners are involved in the creation of a project? This article explores some of the issues involved including ownership of the content, working with partners and what opportunities there are to repurpose your content.
Coping with international copyrightTuesday, 9th April 2019
With the advance of the internet and its global reach, using and sharing content worldwide has never been easier. However, copyright laws differ from one country to another and whilst it would be impossible to familiarise yourself with them all, this article looks at some of the key differences between the UK, US and major European regimes to help you reduce any risk of infringing the law. It looks specifically at the differences between common and civil law, fair use and fair dealing, moral rights, registration and copyright exceptions.
Relying on copyright or other intellectual property rightsFriday, 28th December 2018
Copyright is an important tool for protecting intellectual property rights but there are other ways you can protect your material more effectively and this article looks at some of these including design rights and trademarks. It also outlines what works can be protected, whether to include a copyright notice and whether to register your copyright.
Audio rights within your organisationFriday, 19th October 2018
In recent years there has been a surge of interest in audio rights and this presents untapped opportunities for organisations. In her latest article, copyright expert Clare Painter takes a look at some of the different ways audio might be produced and used in an organisation, along with the different copyright elements involved, including licensing and distribution issues.
Who owns the copyright material you find online?Friday, 6th July 2018
In her latest article, Clare Painter, Jinfo's copyright expert, talks about the implications of using "free" online material and how you can identify whether it is protected by copyright. She covers not only textual material and quotations but images, video and TV clips as well as social media and blogs. She also offers some practical steps you can follow to ensure you're not breaching copyright.
Complexities of copyright when moving from print to digitalThursday, 29th March 2018
If you own the copyright to the material, it can also be digitised and shared with colleagues or the wider world on social media but knowing when you can use archived copyright material can be complicated. In this article, we offer some starting points to consider if you want to digitise and distribute older archive material whilst remaining copyright compliant.
Copyright considerations when reusing contentFriday, 5th January 2018
When planning to use someone else's content, it's important to know whether it's protected by copyright. This article looks at the different types of content that may be used and when copyright might apply. It covers open access material and the various Creative Commons licences that are available and what to do when multiple layers of copyright apply.
Translation rights and licensing of online contentFriday, 13th October 2017
The more visible your specialist online content becomes, the greater the chance of seeing more permission requests for reuse. Most of the time the material will be used in its original language but sometimes people may want to translate your material and make it available for their local market. This raises awareness of your brand and reputation but you also need to consider the legal implications of this and in this article copyright expert Clare Painter highlights some of the issues involved and offers tips on how to negotiate a licence in this area.
Negotiating copyright feesMonday, 17th July 2017
With digital technology, it's easier than ever to reuse content but it's important to get permission when doing so. In this article, copyright expert Clare Painter explains how to factor in the cost of copyright licences when planning a new project and how to structure questions for the rights holder, to ensure these costs are kept under control.
Handling permission requests for your copyright materialMonday, 10th April 2017
Copyright expert Clare Painter explains how to handle requests to use your copyright material and highlights pitfalls that could arise from incorrect specification of licences or poor recordkeeping.
How does copyright apply to tables, charts and other figures?Monday, 16th January 2017
You've seen a photograph, chart, map or diagram and would like to make some small or significant alterations or even to redraw it to use it in your own publications. Where do you stand from a copyright perspective? Expert Clare Painter explains the legal stance.
Linking to copyright contentThursday, 13th October 2016
You may think if you link to someone else's content rather than copy it that you're doing all you should as regards copyright, but that's not the case, as expert Clare Painter explains.
Researching images and other copyright material onlineTuesday, 5th July 2016
It's tempting to dive into using illustrations, photographs, figures and charts found online but will you be copyright compliant? Expert Clare Painter outlines the steps needed to ensure you're staying the right side of copyright law.
Is Your Copyright Content Sufficiently Protected?Friday, 18th March 2016
Keeping track of who owns content copyright and whether someone is breaching that copyright is increasingly tricky in an era where new content is created and uploaded online in the blink of an eye. Copyright expert Clare Painter provides practical guidance to make sure you have the right policies in place - and explains what to do if things go wrong.
Re-Using Content which Carries a Creative Commons LicenceMonday, 7th December 2015
Copyright compliance expert Clare Painter provides guidance on the various types of Creative Commons (CC) licences and the points to consider when choosing to use material under the various licences, from the best-known CC BY licence to some of the most restrictive such as the Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives CC BY-NC-ND where commercial use and adaptations are prohibited.
How Much Will it Cost to Use Someone Else's Copyright Content?Wednesday, 16th September 2015
Whether or not we have permission to use someone else's content - and how to get that permission is a question many of us are struggling with. Copyright expert Clare Painter provides some pointers on rights and licensing.
Copyright Risk - Why It Matters and What To Look Out ForWednesday, 24th December 2014
Clare Painter describes why it is important to address copyright issues and manage the risks that can come from redistributing content within your organisation or online across the world. She outlines key factors you need to take into account when sourcing and selecting copyright material, and looks at how you can use high-quality content whilst reducing copyright risk.
Copyright and Issues of Redistribution in an Increasingly Connected WorldMonday, 22nd December 2014
What can you legally redistribute, and what does copyright law say about new technology and user-generated content? Does it make a difference whether I share content with my colleagues on the intranet, or make it public on the website? This article describes some of the copyright issues that can arise when organisations produce, share, copy and link to content from a variety of sources. Clare Painter outlines what you need to consider when selecting content and redistributing both internally with your colleagues, and externally with clients and on your website.
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