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Title Slide of presentation by Chris Morisson  and Dr. Jane Secker - Copyright Literacy at the University of Arts London
Title slide of the presentation by Chris Morrison & Dr. Jane Secker on 29/01/21

On January 29th, 2021 Chris Morrison and Dr. Jane Secker ran a Copyright workshop for members of UAL.

Dr Jane Secker & Chris Morrison are two of the leading experts in digital copyright and it’s application to teaching and learning in Higher Education. Chris Morisson is the copyright, licencsing and Policy Manager at the University of Kent, while Dr. Secker is a senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City University London.

The workshop covered copyright exceptions and licences, using images, audiovisual content, recording lectures, webinars, protecting your own copyright and a risk-based approach to copyright.

You can watch the recorded session on Collaborate ULTRA through the link below.

Session Outcomes

After watching the session you should have:

  • The ability to apply the basics of UK copyright law to the primary activities of higher education institutions.
  • An awareness and understanding of the main licences and copyright exceptions that are relevant to higher education.
  • An understanding of issues related to copyright and online learning including: digitising content for online, using born digital resources, using digital media and lecture recording and copyright in the connected environment.

Recommended Article

We also recommend this paper by Dr. Emily Hudson from King’s College London’s  Dickson Poon School of Law, which does an excellent job disambiguating the law around copyright and video for educational purposes.

Hudson, Emily, Copyright Guidance for Using Films in Online Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic (August 4, 2020). King’s College London Law School Research. SSRN: or

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