Course Title: Implement copyright arrangements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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:

1.1. 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


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: Join at least 3 weekly newsletters, including the Australian Copyright Council. 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 
 

Copyright and legal issues for screenwriters
Discussion on copyright issues

Looking at the Australian Screenwriting industry in an international context
Forum presentation and planning
Presentation skills - How to connect with your panel and your audience.
SSCC representatives nominated - connecting with issues around provision and delivery of training

Team presenatation 

Assessment #1
 

CUVIND501B
1, 3

CUFCMP301A
1

Week 4 
 

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

RMIT Screen Network

The Screenwriter in today’s industry
RMIT New Screenwriters website - plans for 2015 discussed, working groups formed. Building your profile as a screenwriter.

Team presentation (cont’d)
 

Assessment #1 (cont’d)

CUVIND501B
1, 2

CUFCMP301A
1, 2

Week 5
 
Forum #1:
Guest Speakers

Forum #2:
Guest Speakers
Assessment #2

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2
 

Week 6 
 
Forum #3:
Guest Speakers

Forum #4:
Guest Speakers

Assessment #2 (cont’d)

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2
 

Week 7Forum #5:
Guest Speakers

Forum #6:
Guest Speakers

Assessment #2 (cont’d)CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2

 

Week 8
 

No class: Good Friday, 3 April

 

 

Mid semester breakNo classes: 6-10 April  
Week 9
 
More on Copyright and Legal Issues for screenwriters: case study responseAssessment #3CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3
Week 10
 
Copyright and Legal Issues Assessment TaskAssessment #4CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3
Week 11
 
Forum #7:
Guest Speakers
Forum #8:
Guest Speakers

 

Assessment #2(cont’d)
 

 

CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3

Week 12
 

Forum #9:
Guest Speakers

Forum #10:
Guest Speakers

Assessment #2(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
 

Final review

 

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3


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, 27 February and 6 March 
Assessment #2: Group facilitation & presentation of Industry Forum (CUVIND501B: Elements: 1, 2, 3): (As scheduled throughout the semester)
Assessment #3: Copyright and legal issues: case study response (CUFCMP301A: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Week 9, 17 April 
Assessment #4: Copyright and legal issues: open-book assessment task (CUFCMP301A: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Week 10, 24 April 
Assessment #5: Individual report evaluating effectiveness and key questions across a range of forums: group debrief (CUVIND501B: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Week 13, 15 May
Assessment #6: Your Say: Individual oral/visual presentation on screenwriting-related issue (CUVIND501B: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Weeks 14 & 15, 22 and 29 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

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

Attendance

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. Non-attendance may seriously jeopardise the chances of success in a course. Clearly, non-attendance at an assessment will result in failure of that assessment. Where visa conditions apply, attendance is compulsory.

Cover Sheet for Submissions

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress (web link)

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you will need to apply for special consideration.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)

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

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