Elizabeth Gibson: Copyright exceptions in creative re-use – perspectives from the BBC

Public Lecture

Thursday 7 March 2024, 18:00 (BST); EB306

The event is free to attend, but registration is required.  Please e-mail Prof. Dinusha Mendis at dmendis@bournemouth.ac.uk to book your place.

This talk by Elizabeth Gibson will provide an overview of how the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) protects and  exploits its rights and the balance it strikes as an owner, creator and user of intellectual property. The talk will also delve into a more detailed look at fair dealing and other copyright exceptions that can enable editorial freedom and add value to programme making and creative re-use.

Elizabeth Gibson is an intellectual property lawyer with a particular interest in copyright and fair dealing.  After qualifying with City firm Lovells and working as an IP litigator she has spent the last 25 years at the BBC where she advises programme makers and all areas of the BBC on copyright and other IP issues.  She has lobbied on the BBC’s behalf, contributing to the Gowers and Hargreaves Reviews of Intellectual Property amongst other consultations.  She represents the BBC on the board of the Educational Recording Agency, and is chair of the broadcasters’ Sports News Access Group.

Join us for this public lecture to hear from Elizabeth Gibson’s experience of working with copyright in the public service broadcasting sector.