Intellectual Property

Want to know more about sharing and protecting your original ideas and artworks?  Take a look at these sites that can help you protect your creative work and answer some of your legal queries.

ACID
www.acid.eu.com
ACID (Anti Copying in Design) is a membership organisation, committed to raising awareness and encouraging respect for intellectual property within corporate social responsibility.

Alliance Against Intellectual Property (IP) Theft
www.allianceforip.co.uk
Alliance Against Intellectual Property (IP) Theft is a UK-based coalition of associations and enforcement organisations with an interest in ensuring intellectual property rights receive the protection they need.

Creative Commons
http://creativecommons.org
Creative Commons enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Their free copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice.

PRS
www.prsformusic.com
PRS is a society of songwriters, composers and music publishers that promotes and protects the value of copyright deals on behalf of its members.

PPL
www.ppluk.com
PPL licenses recorded music played in public and distributes the fees as royalties to its members. If you play music in public or play music as a performer PPL has information about legal requirements and licences.