Training Courses

Copyright and Creative Reuse in Education - online course

This online course will explore the main copyright issues related to lawfully accessing, using and producing audiovisual works in educational settings including in online teaching.

About the course

This course will explore the main copyright issues related to lawfully accessing, using and producing audiovisual works in educational settings. Primarily aimed at teachers, students, academics, researchers, librarians, and other people dealing with audiovisual works in education, this course will help attendees understand the conditions under which audiovisual works can be used lawfully for educational purposes; and how mash ups and other derivative works can be created and exploited within and beyond educational settings. In particular, the course will address the challenges posed by copyright law in relation to moving to online teaching.

What areas will the course cover?

  • Intellectual property
  • Copyright and creativity
  • Types of copyright works
  • Protection criteria
  • Economic and moral rights
  • Authorship and ownership of rights
  • Licensing and exploiting
  • Sources of free-to-use material
  • Idea-Expression dichotomy
  • Copyright duration
  • Copyright exceptions
  • Copyright and creative reuse in education
  • Fairness in UK law
  • Participants will gain a good understanding of the basic principles underlying UK copyright law, including protection criteria, protected subject matter, economic and moral rights, authorship and ownership, and lawful reuse, among others. Participants will also learn about the copyright exceptions that specifically apply in educational settings, as well as those which allow everyone to creatively reuse existing materials. Participants will be provided with a suite of open access educational resources that they will be able to use in their own copyright training. In general, by the end of the course participants will be able to make more informed decisions around the copyright issues they face.


    This online course consists of two sessions:

  • Introduction to UK copyright law (1h 45m)
  • Copyright and reuse of audiovisual materials in educational settings (1h 45m)
  • The two sessions will be delivered on consecutive days. See below for dates and times.


  • £60 for Learning on Screen Members
  • £70 for Non-Members
  • Booking

    Upcoming course dates:

    Tuesday 26th October - Wednesday 27th October 2021, 10.00am - 11.45am: Book here

    Tuesday 30th November - Wednesday 1st December 2021, 10.00am - 11.45am: Book here

    If you're interested in booking this online course specifically for your institution, department or a group of colleagues, please contact for more details.

    • Course feedback

        "A brilliant, relevant, visually engaging session that had real value."
        "Very good, very comprehensive, the scenario examples really helped make things clearer, great presenter too."
        "Bartolomeo certainly knew his subject, and distilled it nicely to understandable chunks. I liked the use of anecdotal examples to illustrate the meaning. He also dealt with queries succinctly. Very well done and highly recommended"

    About the presenter

    Bartolomeo Meletti is the Education and Research Executive at Learning on Screen. He also works as Creative Director of for CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre (University of Glasgow). He is also the Director of Worth Knowing Productions, a digital creative team specialised in making complex knowledge accessible through research-based visual tools.

    Previously, Bartolomeo worked at the British Film Institute and the Digital Catapult on secondment from CREATe, and held research and media production positions at CIPPM, the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (Bournemouth University), where he is currently a Visiting Fellow; and at CEMP, the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (Bournemouth University).

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