Course Title: Implement copyright arrangements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: COMM5913C

Course Title: Implement copyright arrangements

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6088 - Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting

Course Contact : Program administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:Brendan.lee@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher contact details: John Reeves

Telephone: 9925 4895

E-mail: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

No pre-requisites

Course Description

This course delivers the skills and knowledge required to implement individual or collaborative copyright arrangements. It is delivered in conjunction with CUFIND201A Develop and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements

Element:

1. Source information on copyright.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify sources of information on copyright

1.2 Determine what is and is not protected by copyright

1.3 Identify and determine role of copyright collection societies

1.4 Check copyright legislation with appropriate person

Element:

2. Obtain permission to use copyright material.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify copyright owner's exclusive rights

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

2.3 Discuss and confirm copyright clearance issues

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

2.5 Obtain and accurately record copyright clearance


Element:

3. Protect material from unauthorised use.

Performance Criteria:

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

3.2 Discuss and formally record copyright ownership/proportional ownership

3.3 Identify and confirm individual/collaborative copyright responsibilities

3.4 Identify potential infringements to copyright and activities that will not infringe copyright

3.5 Apply copyright notices on creative works in a correct manner

3.6 Prepare, date and store documentation to track copyright requirements


Learning Outcomes


N/A


Details of Learning Activities

• lectures
• exercises
• discussion


Teaching Schedule

WEEKTOPICS

CUFIND201A Develop and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge

CUFCMP301A: Implementat Copyright Arrangements

1
Introduction. Overview of course and discussion of course content


- Source and apply industry information. - Obtain permission to use copyright material.
2Organising forum groups. Identifying key questions. Scope and state of Australian Film, TV and Digital industry. Presenter: Vicki Molloy- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
- Identify industry laws and regulations 

- Source information on copyright.
3Forum presentation and planning. The role of government in the screen industries. Presenter: Vicki Molloy- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
- Identify industry laws and regulations
 
4The Screenwriter in today’s industry: Report on the National Screenwriters’ Conference- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
 
5Forum #1:
Guest Speakers
 - Identify industry laws and regulations 
6Forum #2:
Guest Speakers
- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
 
7Forum #3:
Guest Speakers
- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
 
8Forum #4:
Guest Speakers

Copyright and Legal Issues for screenwriters


- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge 
- Obtain permission to use copyright material.
- Source information on copyright
9More on Copyright and Legal Issues for screenwriters:
Guest Speaker: Shaun Miller, film and entertainment lawyer, Marshalls & Dent
 
- Obtain permission to use copyright material.
- Source information on copyright.
- Protect material from unauthorised use.
10Implementing Copyright Arrangements: a hypothetical 

- Obtain permission to use copyright material.
- Source information on copyright.
- Protect material from unauthorised use.
11Forum #5:
Guest Speakers

- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
 
12Forum #6:
Guest Speakers
- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
 
13Forum #7:
Guest Speakers
 - Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
 
14Forum #8:
Guest Speakers
- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
 
15Forum #9/Forum #10:
Guest Speakers
- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
 
16Industry Issues:
Your say

- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
 
17Review
- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
- Identify industry laws and regulations 
 - Source information on copyright.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Extracts, readings and additional references are provided throughout the course. In addition to hard copy handouts, some readings are made available on the class website, Blackboard, and others can be accessed via the web. Recommended books will be discussed in class.


Overview of Assessment

You will assessed on your knowledge and ability to source information and seek appropriate assistance as required in order to organise copyright arrangements and your knowledge of copyright principles/legislation.


Assessment Tasks

1. Forum Presentation and Report:

You will work as a group with fellow students to organize and present a forum with industry guest speakers on topics relating to key industry sectors, the work of screenwriters and other key professionals, and current industry issues.

Your group’s task will be to:

Define and research your topic, select and invite appropriate speakers, plan the format and presentation of the forum, brief speakers and confirm arrangements.

Promote the forum to the class and to others in the wider screenwriting program.

Present the forum, introduce speakers, host or moderate, present audio-visual support materials and/or background documentation such as speaker bios, field questions, thank speakers.

Each member of the group will submit a brief individual report on the forum, explaining his or her contribution, and evaluating its effectiveness. (Forum reports will be submitted in class 2 weeks after your forum)

2. Industry Issues: Your Say

The prestigious LA-based Writers Guild Foundation is planning a symposium on screenwriting in ‘foreign’ markets for their annual conference. So far they’ve confirmed speakers from the UK, France and Canada. Now they want you to present a 10-minute account of a particular issue related to the film, television and digital media industry in Australia from a screenwriter’s point of view.

You’ll write up your speech, making use of your own research from industry journals, for inclusion in the conference papers, with copies of any overhead slides you’ll be presenting to illustrate your talk. It should be no longer than 1500 words (excluding tables and attachments). You may wish to include topical references and jokes for the amusement of the audience.

Please be sure to double space. And be aware that the conference organisers are very strict about deadlines and may cancel your airline booking if you don’t submit your copy on time.

3. Copyright and Legal Issues

You’ll sit a written test in class to assess your ability to identify sources of information on copyright, to recognize problems that arise from copyright ownership discussions, and your knowledge of practical application for rights and permissions, together with related legal issues.


Assessment Matrix

CUFIND201A DEVELOP AND APPLY CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE Forum Presentation and report

Industry Issues: Your Say

Copyright and Legal Issues

Elements:

Source and apply industry information

X

  
 Update and maintain industry knowledge  X 
Identify industry laws and regulations   X
Critical Aspects for Assessment:   
ability to source industry information XXX
ability to seek appropriate assistance to collect industry information XX 
ability to apply industry information to day-to-day work activities to enhance work outcomesXX 
understanding of the ways in which to maintain currency of industry knowledge. XXX

CUFCMP301A IMPLEMENT COPYRIGHT ARRANGEMENTS:

 
Elements:
Obtain permission to use copyright material  X
Source information on copyright.   X
Protect material from unauthorised use.   X
Critical aspects for assessment:   
Ability to source information and seek appropriate assistance as required to organise copyright arrangements, and ability to apply this information to day-to-day work activities   X
Knowledge of copyright principles/legislation.   X

Other Information

These assessment tasks are designed for you to demonstrate competency in the required skills and knowledge of this unit.
This unit will also be graded. Your teacher will provide a grading guide for you at the commencement of the course.

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