12:15 - 13:00

Copyright applies to photographs, diaries, paintings, film clips and many other works.  This talk will aim to cover some of the issues you might face with copyright works in your family history, including how long copyright lasts, when you might or might not need permission to use the works, and what you can do if you cannot find the right holder and would like to copy the work.  This talk will be especially useful for those considering publication of their family history.

Margaret Haig

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the official government body responsible for intellectual property rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.
Margaret Haig works in the IPO’s Copyright and Enforcement Directorate and is responsible for the new Orphan Works Licensing Scheme, which allows individuals and organisations to apply for a licence to reproduce a copyright work, if they cannot find the right holder once they have completed a diligent search.