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Copyright and intellectual property for freelance journalists


Copyright and intellectual property for freelance journalists

Do you want to know how to protect your copyrights as a freelance journalist and reduce the risk of infringement? Especially in emerging digital environments, it is fundamental for freelancers to understand what are the rights they have over their creative content and what to do to safeguard them.

Usually, freelance journalists don’t have access to legal advice as media organisations do. This is why it is essential to learn basic terms, strategies and tools to protect your rights. What to do if you discover that your content has been used without permission? Don’t panic. Watch this training session in which Korieh Duodu, Principal of Egality Law and expert on media and intellectual property law offers you the answers to these questions.

💡 This recorded training covers:

  • What is the meaning of copyrights for freelance journalists?
  • What are the rights that you have over your original content?
  • How to track text and pictures online if you think someone has used your work without permission or attribution?
  • How to watermark images in the case of photojournalists?
  • What are your responsibilities to others and their rights?
  • How to respect the copyright when referring to the work of other journalists?

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