Copyright Resources


The FAUK Copyright Working Group is developing this page. The aim is to build up a comprehensive source of both general copyright information and more specialist archive & moving image copyright information for members to make use of, providing links to Organisations, Copyright Guidance and Information Resources, Tools, Publications, Case Studies & Reports.

NEWS ref BASECAMP- 29 October 2018:

At the last FAUK meeting it was agreed to open up membership of the Basecamp site, currently used by the Copyright Group, to any FAUK member who is interested. The Basecamp site will be used to enable discussion on copyright topics and information sharing. We hope that this forum will allow for the helpful exchange of film archive sector copyright matters and provide a secure environment where any copyright or licensing question can be asked and experiences shared. The Copyright Working Group will use the issues raised on Basecamp to inform ideas for future training sessions and workshops. If you would like to be added to the Basecamp site please can you email

.Updated 17.10.18


Copyright Tools & Resources

** NEW 2019 **Learning on Screen Copyright Guidance

Exceptions and limitations to copyright across the EU:

Copyright Duration Tool (EU):

Copyright Duration Tool (USA):


Other Useful links

Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is an independent online resource aimed at making UK Copyright Law accessible to creators, media professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and members of the public

European Union IPO

The Copyright Cortex is an online resource dedicated to copyright and digital cultural heritage. It was developed to provide libraries, archives, museums and other memory institutions with information and expert commentary on how copyright law affects the creation and management of digital cultural heritage.

The Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) lobbies in the UK and Europe about copyright and related rights on behalf of its member organisations and UK users of copyright works through library, archive and information services.

Copyright Research Centres

CREATe is the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, based at the University of Glasgow

The Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) is part of the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK.