Course Title: Implement copyright arrangements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: COMM5913C

Course Title: Implement copyright arrangements

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6125 - Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email: mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: John Reeves
Phone: 9925 4895
Email:  john.reeves@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre or co requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit addresses the implementation of copyright arrangements, including sourcing copyright information, gaining clearance to use other people’s material and protecting material from unauthorised use.

At RMIT, the unit CUFCMP301A Implement Copyright Arrangements is delivered together with CUVIND501B Maintain and Apply Creatives Arts Industry Knowledge. However it is assessed separately.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements

Element:

1. Source information on copyright

Performance Criteria:

1. Identify sources of information  on copyright

2. Determine what is and is not protected by copyright

3. Identify and determine role of copyright collection societies 

4. Check copyright legislation with appropriate person 

Element:

2. Obtain permission to use copyright material

Performance Criteria:

1. Identify copyright owner's exclusive rights 

2. Determine need for copyright clearance and identify potential for fair use  of copyright material

3. Discuss and confirm copyright clearance issues

4. Determine if moral rights  or performer's rights  need to be credited

5. Obtain and accurately record copyright clearance

Element:

3. Protect material from unauthorised use

Performance Criteria:

1. Confirm original work  as being the result of individual/collaborative skill and effort

2. Discuss and formally record copyright ownership/proportional ownership

3. Identify and confirm individual/collaborative copyright responsibilities

4. Identify potential infringements to copyright and activities that will not infringe copyright

5. Apply copyright notices on creative works in a correct manner

6. Prepare, date and store documentation to track copyright requirements


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to apply relevant information, regulations and laws to working in the creative industries. You will also be able to apply knowledge of copyright to protect creative work.


Details of Learning Activities

You learn through:

1. In-class activities:
• lectures
• industry speakers
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion

2. Out-of-class activities:
• online and other research
• independent study


Teaching Schedule

 

WEEK CLASS CONTENTASSESSMENT DUEELEMENTS
Week 1
 

Overview of course content and discussion of assessment.
Networking and ways of developing contacts in the Screenwriting industry.

Exercise: Identifying opportunities within the Screenwriting industry.
 

 

CUVIND501B
2,

CUFCMP301A
1,

Week 2
 

Organising forum groups. Identifying key questions.
Exploration and discussion of definition and breadth of the industry
Scope and state of Australian Film, TV and Digital industry
 

 

 

CUVIND501B
1

CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3
 
Week 3 
 

Presentations: The Erin Thomas Memorial Award, the Film Victoria Award

Presentation skills - How to connect with your panel and your audience

Team presentations: Looking at the Australian Screenwriting industry in an international context

Forum presentation and planning

SSCC representatives nominated - connecting with issues around provision and delivery of training

Assessment #1

 

CUVIND501B
1, 3

CUFCMP301A
1

Week 4 
 

RMIT Screen Network: The Screenwriter in today’s industry

RMIT New Screenwriters website - plans for 2017 discussed, working groups formed. Building your profile as a screenwriter.

Team presentations (cont’d)

 

Assessment #1 (cont’d)

 

CUVIND501B
1, 2

CUFCMP301A
1, 2

Week 5
 

Forum preparation

Copyright and legal issues for screenwriters
Discussion & case study response on copyright issues

Assessment #2

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2
 

Week 6 
 
Forum #1:
Guest Speakers

Forum #2:
Guest Speakers

Assessment #3

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2 

Week 7

Forum #3:
Guest Speakers

Forum #4:
Guest Speakers

Assessment #3 (cont'd) 

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2 

Week 8

Forum #5:
Guest Speakers


Forum #6:
Guest Speakers

Assessment #3 (cont’d)

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3

Week 9
 

More on copyright and legal issues for screenwriters: Guest Speaker

Copyright and Legal Issues Assessment Task

Assessment #4 

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3

Week 10
 

 No class on Good Friday, April 14

  
 

Mid-semester break: Friday April 14 to Friday April 21 inclusive

  
Week 11
 

Forum #7:
Guest Speakers


Forum #8:
Guest Speakers

 

Assessment #3(cont’d)
 

 

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3

Week 12
 

Forum #9:
Guest Speakers

Forum #10:
Guest Speakers

Assessment #3(cont’d)
 

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2

 

Week 13
 
Individual reports evaluating effectiveness and key questions across a range of forums: group debriefAssessment #5

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2
 

Week 14
 
Future directions of the screenwriting industry: how do current trends affect emerging screenwriters?
Your Say: oral/visual presentations 
Assessment #6

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3
 

CUFCMP301A
1, 2

Week 15
 

Future directions of the screenwriting industry: how do current trends affect emerging screenwriters?
Your Say: oral/visual presentations (cont’d) 

Assessment #6 (cont’d)

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2

Week 16
 

No class meeting: marking

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Any prescribed reading for this course will provided in class by the teacher


References


Other Resources

You require access to a computer and to the internet for this course.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your writing tasks


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to Blackboard for assessment criteria).

Assessment #1: Team presentation (CUVIND501B: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Weeks 3 & 4 (24 February and 3 March)
Assessment #2: Copyright and legal issues: case study response (CUFCMP301A: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Week 5 (10 March)
Assessment #3: Group facilitation & presentation of Industry Forums (CUVIND501B: Elements: 1, 2, 3): (As scheduled throughout the semester)
Assessment #4: Copyright and legal issues: open-book assessment task (CUFCMP301A: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Week 9 (7 April)
Assessment #5: Individual report evaluating effectiveness and key questions across a range of forums: group debrief (CUVIND501B: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Week 13 (12 May)
Assessment #6: Your Say: Individual oral/visual presentations on screenwriting-related issues (CUVIND501B: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Weeks 14 & 15 (19 and 26 May)

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded).

CAG Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration.

Other Information

 Other Information

 Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

 Cover Sheet for Submissions:

 You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.

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Attendance:

Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback: 

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects. 
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Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/acadprogress

Adjustments to Assessment

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

 http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity 

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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