25 05 2021


14:00 - 16:00



Intellectual Property and Photography: Creators, Owners and Licences

by University of Wolverhampton – FABSS
What is a photograph? Who is its creator, and who owns intellectual property rights in the photograph taken?
Can I use others’ photographs I have found online?

Copyright law governs our rights, freedoms and limitations in using other people’s work. It also offers a bundle of rights to the author and owner of the artwork created. In this interactive two-hour workshop, the speaker explores the basic category of photographs as protected under copyright law in the UK, and the related concepts of “author” and “owner” of copyright. Additionally, we will explore concepts of licensing and the terms of Creative Commons. Audience will get the opportunity to ask specific questions, related to all matters of intellectual property law.
Dr Metka Potočnik is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Wolverhampton (UK). Her research interests focus on the critical investigation of intellectual property law through a feminist lens; and she has published in the area of intellectual property law, arbitration and foreign direct investment. Her most systemic publication is a research monograph Arbitrating Brands (EE 2019), in which she examines the emerging cross-section between international intellectual property law, foreign direct investment and international arbitration. Dr Potočnik is the Acting Editor in Chief at the Wolverhampton Law Journal and also sits on the Board of Directors of the F-List for Music CIC, which focuses on gender equality in the music industry. Dr Potočnik remains an examiner at University of London, and has previously taught at King’s College London, Queen Mary University London, University College London and University of Surrey.

Image by Jonas Svidras from Pixabay