International rights management

Module Number: P65027

Module Leader(s)/Tutors: Beverley Tarquini,

This module takes place during Semester 2

Through lectures, workshops, and presentations from industry speakers, this module introduces you to the management of rights in the fast moving world of global publishing. As well as looking at the range of intellectual property rights, the module covers the rights function within the publishing house and its responsibility for licensing a range of revenue streams.

Topics include copyright, translations, co-editions, international conventions and agreements, digital media, and trade events such as the Frankfurt, Bologna and London Book Fairs.

A major attraction of the module is the contribution of a wide range of guest speakers from industry which, has included publishing consultant Richard Balkwill, Catherine Clarke ( Felicity Bryan Literary Agency) Clare Hodder (Palgrave Macmillan Publishers), Miha Kovac (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia),  Lynette Owen (Pearson Education), Joss Saunders (Blake Lapthorn Linnells Solicitors) and Bob Seath (Lion Hudson publishers).

Some feedback from students:

‘Great module, very interesting with good topics, great and varied visiting speakers'

‘Guest speakers gave me an overview of real world applications of rights issues'

‘Feel ready now to negotiate rights on a professional level'

‘Best guest speakers, very useful in terms of career and publishing practice'

‘Really interesting range of issues - copyright, vocational insights, book fairs'

‘A very valuable module - the session with the agent was fascinating'


Contributes to: Publishing