A Guide to Copyright

WibbleWe’ll be running another of our Guide to Copyright sessions at Derbyshire Record Office at 10 am on Wednesday 1st July.
The session will help you understand the basic principles of Copyright law as well as the recent changes to the regulations, and where that leaves heritage and community groups who wish to publish or display images and articles, or anything else which may be under copyright. What can you do? What can’t you do? What is right and what is copyright?
Tickets are £3, which is payable upon entry.
To book a place, please give us a call on 01629 538347.

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That 2039 rule in UK copyright law: a recent example (Or – What a 19th Century Feminist Looks Like)

We have been working with some new volunteer cataloguing assistants in the past few days.  One of them, Roger, listed what turned out to be a fascinating and eclectic assemblage of 18th to 20th century documents which were transferred here from Derby Local Studies Library in 2001.  Among them is a short essay by one Joseph Shepherd, entitled “A Vindication of the Rights of Women and Thoughts on their Position in Society”.  Continue reading