This Tuesday, our topic for #folksyhour is copyright and intellectual property.
We’ve enlisted the help of three guest experts to answer your questions on copyright, trademarks and design rights. So if you have any questions, either specific to you or more general worries, post them here so we can put them to the panel in advance.
What do you really want to know? This could be what exactly is covered by copyright? Is your work automatically protected? Or what should you do if you think someone (either an organisation or another maker) has copied your work? Are you allowed to use song lyrics in your work? Can your work reference films, artists or cartoon characters? Whatever you’d like to know, the experts are here to help.
On our expert panel are:
Niall Head-Rapson, Director of McDaniel & Co, a niche Intellectual Property practice based in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, specialising in all facets of intellectual property law, from litigation to trade mark and copyright law. Niallwill be tweeting from @IP_DOCTOR
Silvia Baumgart from Own-it, which offers free information and advice on copyright, design rights, trade marks, confidentiality and licensing for the creative sector. Silvia will be tweeting from @Ownit.
If you have any questions you’d like to ask our experts, please email them to us at email@example.com or add them to this thread (preferably in 140 characters or less!)
And join in tomorrow night from 8-9pm on the #folksyhour hashtag!