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11 March 2024 - 11 March 2024

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Kentworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Durham University, Elvet Hill Rd, Durham DH1 3LR

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Join us for an afternoon workshop with Dr Angelia Jia Wang and Dr Van Anh Le (Durham Law School), on intellectual property (IP) in relation to ‘the visual’. Come prepared for an eye-opening session! Part of the Durham Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC) Visual Methods Workshop Series.

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Intellectual Property and 'The Image'  

In this two-part workshop, we'll cover an introduction to copyright law, as applied to visual materials, across analogue and digital forms, from basic principles, how to use and attribute images and their derivatives, how to protect our own materials from conception to commercialisation, and AI-related issues for images in the digital world. 

These sessions are suitable for people without any background in Law, but will also provide worthwhile interest and insights for law specialists.  

Part 1: Dr Van Anh Le:

  1. Subject matters of copyright 
  2. Main copyright principles: Ideas/expression; Territory; Fixation
  3. Copyright infringement
  4. Fair use/fair dealing
  5. Moral rights

Part 2: Dr Angelia (Jia) Wang:

  1. Authorship/ownership
  2. Terms of protection
  3. The life cycle of commercialisation: registration; licensing through collective society; creative commons licenses
  4. AI-related issues: e.g.:
    • Can prompts be protected by copyright?
    • Can the style of artwork be protected?
    • Who can be the author/owner of an AI-generated artwork? 

The following readings offer a suitable background preparation for those attending the workshop:




Free to attend

Where and when

Kentworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Durham University, Elvet Hill Rd, Durham DH1 3LR

11th March, 2024, 12:00-5:00 pm (includes lunch and refreshments)

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