The team is joined by Guest Kats Rosie Burbidge, Stephen Jones, Mathilde Pavis, and Eibhlin Vardy, and by InternKats Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo, Hayleigh Bosher, Tian Lu and Cecilia Sbrolli.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

New episode of copyright mini-series 'The Game is on!'

Keen IPKat readers will know that The IPKat was born out of a wish to support and emulate the teaching and learning of intellectual property law, including copyright law. Week in week out, its team of Kats continue in their mission through their writing and celebrate the initiatives of others who do the same. In this spirit, this post brings your attention to the mini-series of short animated films The Game is On! written and directed by Ronan Deazley and Bartolomeo Meletti, available on the Copyrightuser.org.

The aim of their game? Teaching the vagaries and intricacies of copyright law to school-aged children using animated films accompanied by ‘case files’ each dedicated to a different principle of copyright law to support teachers on this journey. The ‘Game is On!’ is *not* a 'pro' copyright propaganda campaign. Rather it aims to create a forum to discuss and challenge the rules provided by UK copyright law in an accessible manner.



Last week, ‘The Game is On!’ released the third episode of the series in which Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are interrogated on their latest investigation into the disappearance of a film star. The plot of this new episode invites the viewers to discover the application of copyright law to films, focusing on documentaries, interviews, co-authorship, and performers to only name a few.  This Kat was delighted to contribute to the case files.

The ‘Game is on!’ will be useful to school teachers but also (and not least!) to all readers whose relatives and family members of all ages remain slightly puzzled by your passion for copyright. This series of animated films offers a playful and stimulating introduction to the discipline – and comes highly recommended for it! 

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