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Most people are well aware that copyright issues can arise from using content belonging to other organisations - but what are the implications when reusing material that your organisation has already used?
With the global reach of the internet, using and sharing content online is something we all do at some point but it's important to make sure you're not infringing someone else's copyrighted material. In her latest article, Clare Painter, Jinfo's copyright expert, highlights the risks involved in reusing someone else's work and how you can minimise them.
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.
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.
Understanding copyright and licensing is a cornerstone of information work. Helping professionals learn about the issues from a practical perspective is Copyrightlaws.com. It specialises in teaching copyright to non-lawyers, with users from a wide variety of industry sectors in countries around the world. Courses are delivered through online content, some with video, along with downloadable guides and certification programmes. Sophie Alexander spoke to founder Lesley Ellen Harris to find out how its users benefit and what's coming next.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jinfo takes a timely look at causes and dangerous consequences of deliberately misleading news or faked sources. This article sifts through the latest thinking on how it can be overcome and finds new literacy approaches and tools for information managers to combat misinformation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the Jinfo Research Focus "Data analytics - ready your information service" reaches its conclusion, producer Andrew Lucas reviews the Focus and highlights some of the key articles, market landscapes and research, on subjects ranging from the perceived risks and uncertainties in analytics projects to the role of information managers in them and the standards and ethics in the use of big data.
We find out how financial and risk information giant Thomson Reuters is supporting data analytics projects by making available permanent reference identifiers (PermID) and intelligent tagging tools (such as Open Calais), making content easier to find and to link together. Jinfo's Chris Porter interviews Tim Baker, global head of innovation at Thomson Reuters' Financial and Risk Division, and Hanna Helin, director PermID and risk content for the company.
As part of the Jinfo Research Focus on data analytics, Chris Porter is finding out what information vendors are doing in this area. Here he interviews two companies with particular strengths in customised content aggregation, InfoDesk and Acquire Media, to understand their perspectives on user demands for data analysis. He discovers where the role of the information professional comes in, and what the obstacles are, to this new area of activity.
As part of the Jinfo Research Focus on data analytics, Chris Porter is finding out what information vendors are doing in this area. Here he looks at how LexisNexis and Dow Jones Factiva, the two giants of the business news aggregation world, are supporting clients' data analytics projects. The article explores what customers want in terms of data analytics projects, where demand is coming from and what developments aggregators are seeing in the marketplace.
Chris Porter looks at what company data providers are doing to support customer requests for help with data analytics. He interviews two companies who are known for their company information, Bureau van Dijk and Avention, provider of the OneSource family of services. How are they handling the biggest challenges for their customers and what is the involvement of information professionals?
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