Tate’s brief guide to copyright is a good starting point to understanding the issues that might be involved in this complex area. It covers fair dealing (use of works in certain circumstances without permission), orphan works (for which the copyright holder can’t be traced), the moral rights of a work’s creator and the process of licensing.
It’s a 65 page document that also considers Creative Commons licensing, trademarks and includes links to useful resources. It also looks at statutes and case law as appendices. On p49 is a very useful glossary and explanation of terminology.
|A brief guide to copyright
|Downloadable Word document
|Written and compiled by: Carrie Bishop, Project Rights Officer, Tate. Edited: Bernard Horrocks, Intellectual Property Manager, Tate