Course Title: Implement copyright arrangements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

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

John Reeves
Building 94, level 2, room 06, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton South, 3053
Phone: 9925 4895
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

None

 

Course Description

This competency delivers the skills and knowledge required to implement individual or collaborative copyright arrangements. It is delivered in conjunction with Develop and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge. Together, the two competencies form the course Working in the Industry (A)

 The unit Implement Copyright Arrangements (CUFCMP301A) is delivered and assessed alongside Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge (CUHIND201A)


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements

Element:

1. Source information on copyright.

Performance Criteria:

Source and apply industry information

Element:

2. Obtain permission to use copyright material.

Performance Criteria:

Identify copyright owner’s exclusive rights
Determine need for copyright clearance and identify potential issues.
Discuss and confirm copyright clearance issues.
Determine if moral rights or performers’ rights need to be created.
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/collaboration.
3.2 Discuss and formally record copyright ownership/proportional ownership.
3.3 Identify and confirm individual/collaborative copyright responsibility.
3.4 Identify potential infringements to copyright and activities that could lead to infringements.
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


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:
writing and reading assignments
online and other research
independent study


Teaching Schedule

Week starting Class contentAssessment due

 Elements

Week 1
(7 Feb)
Introduction. Overview of course and discussion of course content.

 
CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
CUFCMP301A - Obtain permission to use copyright material
Week 2
(14 Feb)
Organising forum groups. Identifying key questions. Scope and state of Australian Film, TV and Digital industry.

 CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
- Identify industry laws and regulations
CUFCMP301A - Source information on copyright.

Week 3
(21 Feb)
Forum presentation and planning.

 CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
- Identify industry laws and regulations

Week 4
(28 Feb)
The Screenwriter in today’s industry

 CUFIND201A. - Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge

Week 5
(7 March)
Forum #1:
Guest Speakers

 CUFIND201A- - Identify industry laws and regulations

Week 6
(14 March)
Forum #2:
Guest Speakers


 CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge

Week 7
(21 March)
Forum #3:
Guest Speakers
Forum #4:
Guest Speakers

 CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge

Week 8
(28 March)

Copyright and Legal Issues for screenwriters

 CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
CUFCMP301A - Obtain permission to use copyright material.
- Source information on copyright.

Week 9
(4 April)
More on Copyright and Legal Issues for screenwriters: guest speakers

 CUFCMP301A - Obtain permission to use copyright material.
- Source information on copyright.
- Protect material from unauthorised use.

Week 10
(11 April)
Copyright and legal issues: Written test Copyright and legal issues test
 
Week 11
(18 April)
Forum #5:
Guest Speakers

 CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge

 Mid-semester break (21/4 – 27/4)   
Week 12
(2 May)
Forum #6:
Guest Speakers
Forum #7:
Guest Speakers

 CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge

Week 13
(9 May)
Forum #8:
Guest Speakers
Forum #9:
Guest Speakers

 CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge

Week 14
(16 May)
Forum #10:
Guest Speakers

 CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge

Week 15
(23 May)
Industry issues:
Your say
 CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
Week 16
(30 May)
Industry issues:
Your say
 CUFIND201A- Source and apply industry information.
- Update and maintain industry knowledge
Week 17
(6 June)
Assessment Week  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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.


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

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


Overview of Assessment

 Your knowledge and understanding of Implement copyright arrangements is assessed through participation in a knowledge assessment exercise.


Assessment Tasks

For information in assessment in Develop and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge, please see course guide. To demonstrate competency in Implement Copyright Arrangements, you need to complete the following piece of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.


1. Copyright knowledge assessment
 
You 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. (Week 10 - April 15)



Grades used in the competency  Implement Copyright Arrangements are as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment


For further details on these assessment tasks and the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.


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

Feedback:
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Late Submissions
Please refer to the course blackboard site for policy information on late submissions

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;




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