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Digital Rights Clinic

Digital Rights Clinic with Ben Green

There may be a piece of work or production you’ve created that’s crying out for a wider audience or a longer life online. Anyone making or sharing arts and cultural content online faces the same hurdle: clearing the rights in their work so it can be seen on digital platforms from YouTube or Spotify to TV/on demand platforms. 

This workshop is an opportunity to hear from a rights expert about how to approach clearing rights for digital distribution with plenty of time for questions following the talk. It’s applicable whether you have an existing piece of work and want to now show it online, or whether you are thinking about or beginning production of a piece of work for online distribution. 

If you would like to send some questions in advance, that would be great. Please email talentdevelopment@homemcr.org

Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £2.50 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want you to be able to access these workshops.

Our expert speaker is Ben Green, founder of Ben Green Associates

Ben is a creative rights specialist who pioneers ground-breaking rights deals for the future, working internationally with many leading companies across the broadcasting, creative arts and digital sectors. Before setting up his own consultancy, Ben worked as the BBC’s Head of Rights Business Development for many years, where he led the strategy and delivery of rights for the BBC’s digital activity across all platforms, including: the ubiquitous BBC iPlayer, the BAFTA-winning ‘Creative Archive’ pilot, BBC Store, and many archive release partnerships with leading cultural institutions, such as the V&A ‘Bowie Is’ Exhibition. Recent projects have been developing and co-writing the ‘Digital Rights Toolkit’ for The Space, and guiding the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) on rights and IP for their £80m-funded Creative Clusters Programme. He is currently advising StoryFutures & StoryFutures Academy on IP and rights and business affairs issues for Immersive Video Storytelling projects. 

We will follow Ben’s talk with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. The workshop will mainly cover rights clearances for performance based content, including talks and social content. However, many of the principles will be relevant for those working in the visual arts also.