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Copyright in the Digital Age

Copyright in the Digital Age, PR Professionals, Writers, Editors, Journalists and Authors. 

This is an IP presentation, discussion and Q & A with IP Lawyers, past President Chris Genasi and Maxine Horn CEO, Creative Barcode hosted by the British Library Business & IP Centre.

In the digital age internet users accessing creative works have an expectation for fast and free which is causing problems for the creative professions who sell their creativity and time.  Similarly consultants requested to submit full proposals supporting a business pitch can be disappointed to discover their strategic and creative ideas utilised despite not having been awarded the contract.

It raises questions as to whether a low level understanding of intellectual property rights both by commissioners of work and those pitching for it is the root cause for lack of etiquette and ethics in business today.   Alastair McCapra, Chief Executive, CIPR  said “New developments in technology mean that others can copy and republish your material at the click of a button and you can do the same to theirs. Whilst intellectual property legislation has struggled to keep up with the pace of change, working closely with Creative Barcode will provide our members with a great opportunity to get ahead on this vital issue.”

This event will provide an opportunity to PR consultants, journalists and writers of all type to learn about how they can use Intellectual Property Rights in a visible, open and positive way within their business.  It is for all types of writers, journalists and PR professionals.  CIPR members can earn 5 CPD points for attending this event.


  • 2pm arrival and refreshments
  • 2.15pm Welcome to British Library IP Centre, Nigel Spencer
  • 2.25pm Introduction to Creative Barcode and how their IP Tag and safe-disclosure system can be utilised by writers and consultants pitching and publishing articles and PR proposals, Maxine Horn.
  • 3.10 pm Design Consultant experience of using Creative Barcode to safeguard design proposals during pitches and throughout design development, Paul Mellor, Mellor & Scott.
  • 3.25 pm Open Q & A debate with IP panel, Tom Harris, Sanderson & Co, Robert MacGinn, Silverman Sherliker, Christi Mitchell, Highbury, Julian Wilkins IP consultant with Devereaux Solicitors, Joanne Frear, Jeffrey Green Russell, Chris Genasi Past President of CIPR, Chaired by Maxine Horn.
  • 4.45 Close

Date and venue

  • 2-5 pm, 11 September 2014
  • British Library Business & IP Centre, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
  • Price:£10 per delegate

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