The IP field is a complex one. The purpose of this booklet is to give general information only. More information will be available on the forthcoming Cultural Oservatory website (contact for details). As a second phase of the project we hope to develop specific guidance for authors, artists, musicians and other people working in the cultural industries.
If you have a specific problem we advise you to contact organisations in your sector, the goverment agency responsible for administering IP rights (CIPRO) or a lawyer specialising in a relevant area of intellectual property (contact SAIIPL to find one). See the end of this booklet for the relevant contact details.
What creative workers need to know about IP
Different IP mechanisms
Check your contracts
IP rights in different creative industries
Writing and Publishing
Film and Video
Music and Broadcasting
Art and Craft