the media and entertainment union
a sector of Prospect

Accredited Schools Online

Open-access, expert-driven guide to understanding and avoiding plagiarism www.accreditedschoolsonline.org

Alliance Against IP Theft

Coalition of British trade associations and industry enforcement bodies seeking to strengthen IP law www.allianceagainstiptheft.co.uk 

Anti-Copying in Design

Membership organisations for designers fighting copyright theft and for the protection of designs www.acid.uk.com

Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society

Collecting society for writers of all kinds.  Authors should register to benefit from their distributions of revenue for secondary uses of works. www.alcs.co.uk

British Copyright Council

Body representing organisations of British copyright owners of which BECTU is a member www.britishcopyright.org

British Screen Advisory Council

An independent body on audio visual policy issues www.bsac.uk.com

Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills was formed in June 2009 following a merger of BERR and DIUS. BIS is the UK government's lead department for intellectual property matters. www.bis.gov.uk (See the entry below for the Department for Culture Media and Sport). 

Copyright World

Journal focusing on international copyright law www.informalaw.com

Department for Culture Media and Sport

Government department with responsibility for the creative industries including some aspects of intellectual property. www.culture.gov.uk

Design & Artists’ Copyright Society

Collecting society for British visual artists and photographers.  Artists should register under the Payback scheme to receive revenues for secondary use of their work www.dacs.org.uk

Design Business Association

Organisation for designers concentrating on business issues and offering training courses www.dba.org.uk

Directors UK Ltd

Collecting society for film and television Directors www.directors.uk.com

European Union

Portal for the European Union www.europa.eu

Federation Against Copyright Theft

Combating counterfeiting and piracy on behalf of major industry players www.fact-uk.org.uk

Federation Against Software Theft

Illegal use of software can be reported through their website www.fastiis.org.uk

Intellectual Property Institute

Promoting awareness and understanding of IP law, commissioning research, and publishing www.ip-institute.org.uk

IPO

Government agency responsible for intellectual property including copyright. www.ipo.gov.uk

Producers Alliance for Cinema & Television

PACT represents the commercial interests of independent feature film, tv, animation and interactive media companies www.pact.co.uk

Public Lending Right

Not copyright but related.  A source of revenue for authors www.plr.uk.com

SABIP

Strategic Advisory Body for Intellectual Property. SABIP was set up to provide government with strategic, independent and evidence-based advice on intellectual property policy. www.sabip.org.uk

US Copyright Office

Government Department responsible for copyright in the USA. www.copyright.gov

WIPO

International organisation responsible for promoting and protecting all forms of intellectual property www.wipo.int

 

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