Wednesday 11 November 2020

Understanding Copyright - Virtual classroom - 11 & 12 November

Please contact to find out when this course is running next. It is available as a virtual in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact for details.

This training will be delivered in a virtual classroom. Reduced member rates extended.

The course will be delivered in two sessions on 11 & 12 November at the following times: 9:00-12:00 EST (New York), 14:00-17:00 GMT (UK), 15:00-18:00 CET (Central Europe)


This course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice. Delegates will gain an understanding of the legal publishing landscape, and be able to make sense of their own organization’s contracts and licences.


  • What exactly is copyright: who owns it and who can enforce it?
  • Moral rights: what they are and how they affect publishers
  • International copyright framework: how it all fits
  • Managing permissions: what to ask and what to record
  • When you don’t need permission: ‘Fair dealing’ and ‘Fair use’ provisions
  • Making permissions easier: blanket licences, bilateral agreements and outsourcing
  • Introduction to Creative Commons and other online licences.

What will you learn?

Understand the principles of copyright and how it works in an international digital and print environment; ensure that the moral rights of creators are upheld; understand permission systems and best use of Reproduction Rights Organizations (RROs) and outsourcing; understand the basics of online licensing in an open access or subscription-based environment.

Who should attend?

People starting out in a rights or licensing role or with one to two years’ publishing experience in editorial and production functions in large and small organizations.

Delegate comments

“Very well presented course that gave me a lot to think about - and answered a lot of questions.”Gary Bell, RCNi

"Course tutors extremely knowledgeable and approachable. I’ve left the course feeling well informed and confident.” Laura Longworth, Channel View Publications


 Anji Clarke, Consultant

Anji ClarkeAnji is a publishing contracts and copyright consultant whose clients include publishers, learned societies, literary agents and authors.  
She has worked across academic and trade publishing and licensing including for SAGE Publications, the CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) and a literary agency. 

 Anji has given various talks and lectures on contracts, copyright and licensing and, via the Copyright Hub,  got involved in the EU funded ARDITO project researching ways to improve the digital copyright marketplace.  She taught the Legal Frameworks for Publishers module on the University of Derby's Publishing MA for a couple of years and has contributed to the industry contracts 'Bible' Clark's Publishing Agreements.

Zoey Forbes, Harbottle & Lewis

Zoey ForbesZoey Forbes is an associate at Harbottle & Lewis. Zoey advises clients across the publishing industry on a range of intellectual property and commercial issues, with a particular focus on copyright and rights exploitation.

Early bird rates for members - Book by 9 November 2020* (early bird rates extended)

Not an ALPSP member?  Want to take advantage of the reduced member rates? Click here to find out how your organization can join ALPSP

Members early bird            £224.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Members full price             £275.00 (+ VAT where applicable) 
Non Members full price     £375.00 (+VAT where applicable
Academic rates are available, please contact

This training will be delivered in a virtual classroom. Helpful information for delegates attending here.
Contact: Melissa Marshall T: +44 (0)1622 871035 E:

How to book
Please note that you will need to log in to your account or register a new account to book a place on this training course. If you have any questions about this please email Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team.
Any discounts will be applied at checkout.

*In order to take advantage of the early bird discount for ALPSP members, you must (i) make a booking by 9 November2020 and (ii) be an ALPSP member on the date of the event. In the event that you cancel your membership prior to the event, you agree to pay ALPSP the difference between the discounted price and the full price for the event.


This was an excellent course; a dynamic, whistlestop tour but thoroughly enjoyable! I’d highly recommend this to anyone in the industry.

Angela Bianchi, SAGE Publishing

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 11 Nov 2020
  • Thu 13 Aug 2020
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