Copyright: how creatives can educate clients

There are a number of misconceptions surrounding image copyright. While it is generally assumed that the majority of UK internet users know the rules when it comes to downloading music and video content, image copyright seems to be a different kettle of fish.

As creatives, you most likely understand all the rules and regulations, but it is becoming increasingly clear that many of your clients either don't know how this works, or choose to ignore these issues to save money. This can result in awkward conversations, a bad reputation or even fines and legal action. So how do you educate clients so that you can play by the rules, while not losing any of those valuable billings?

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