It can be absolutely heartbreaking to wake up one morning and find your brand, design, artwork or business idea has been entirely ripped off by someone else, yet this is a problem that happens all the time for creative businesses.
But the good news is, understanding Copyright Law and the role it plays in protecting your most important asset (your intellectual property) needn’t be as hard as you think!
Intellectual Property Lawyer, Sharon Givoni, is an expert in the area of copyright, particularly in relation to the creative industries. In this interactive and engaging workshop Sharon will guide you through the proactive steps you need to take to prevent copying, how to make sure you own something (especially if you are use freelancers, interns or take an old idea and recycle it into something new ) and practical steps you can take if you believe you have been copied.
We’ll discuss how copyright is used to protect everything from products, to logos to marketing material, before delving into some ‘grey-areas’ of copyright law such as street art and tattoo art
Copyright law is a complex area, but this session will demystify the law though use of relevant case studies, useful tips and plenty of real life examples to bring this all to life.
Sharon Givoni also authored the well- known book ‘Owning It: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law’ and copies will be available for sale on the night.
A must for creatives, entrepreneurs and small business owners, this workshop if for you if you want to protect your best assets - your ideas.
Highlight of the evening was leaving.
I attended the Understanding Copyright for Creatives & Small Businesses session. It was fantastic and very informative, and in an interesting and interactive presentation style. I really appreciated the way Sonia asked US lots of questions which opened up lively discussion; and wasn't just talking at us for the 2 hours. She made it directly applicable to real life case studies. What I learned was very insightful and applicable to me and my small creative business.