Copyrightuser.org is an online resource aimed at making UK copyright law accessible to creators and members of the public. The resources here are meant for everyone who uses copyright: musicians, filmmakers, performers, writers, visual artists and interactive developers, among others.
We aim to provide answers to the most pressing concerns that creators have about copyright. To find out what was most confusing to users, we took two approaches. First, we analysed the 200 most frequently asked questions about copyright posted online by creators and consumers, and we filtered those down to the most important 20 which you can find answered in the ‘FAQs’ section. Second, we spoke to creators themselves. For each of the main artistic mediums we produced a video which contains interviews with creators about their artistic process, thoughts and questions about copyright.
We believe that this is a much needed resource and – in order to make it a useful tool for the UK creative industries – we have tried to make the content relevant to the various creative stakeholders in the UK.
This site is based in the UK and has been published on the 14th of February 2014, so the contents here reflect what is permitted under UK copyright legislation on that date. Copyright law is rapidly evolving, and we will make every effort to maintain up-to-date resources on this site. The textual content of the website has been produced by leading copyright academics and is intended to be accurate and authoritative. However, it does not constitute legal advice.