5 - 6 Dec 2017 business design centre, london

Copyright the Card Game

Copyright the Card Game: learning about copyright through games

Tuesday 5th December, 1:45pm, The Open Conference stage

By Chris Morrison and Jane Secker


Copyright is an important subject for all information professionals but one that often causes anxieties. Some of the anxiety is related to the complexity of copyright law and the fact the law is open to interpretation. Many institutions employ dedicated copyright officers to deal with specialist queries, but it’s important that all information professionals learn the basics of copyright to help them in their professional lives. This workshop will be a taster session based on Copyright the Card Game delivered by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker, the team behind the game’s development. The game has proved a valuable way of teaching librarians about copyright in an engaging and fun way. During this workshop participants will play an abridged version of the game, as well as get ideas about how to use the resource in their own teaching and professional development. Copyright does not need to be a subject to be afraid of and through using the Card Game, participants will have a clear framework for tackling copyright queries that they receive as well as a useful set of resources of where to go to get further information.

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Note: You must be registered to attend either the LII exhibition and/or conference in order to participate in this session. You can book to attend here

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Register here to attend The Copyright Card Game session on 1:45pm on Tuesday 5th December

Please be aware that spaces are limited to 40 participants only and attendance will be on order of registration. Registrations submitted once capacity has been reached will be put on a waiting list and assigned spaces if they become available.

Chris Morrison, Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer, University of Kent

Chris is the Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer at the University of Kent, responsible for copyright policy, licences, training and advice. He is a member of the Universities UK / Guild HE Copyright Working Group on whose behalf he also attends the Education Licensing Working Group (ELWG).

Chris was previously the Copyright Assurance Manager at the British Library and before that worked for music collecting society PRS for Music. He has collaborated with Jane Secker on a range of copyright literacy projects including the second edition of ‘Copyright and E-learning: A guide for Practitioners’ published in 2016, as well as the UK copyright literacy blog, copyrightliteracy.org. Chris is interested in the intersections between games-based learning and legal design and is the originator of ‘Copyright the Card Game’.

Follow Chris on Twitter @cbowiemorrison

Dr Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer, City, University of London

Jane is Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London.  She is Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the author of several books, including ‘Copyright and E-learning: A guide for Practitioners’, co-authored with Chris Morrison. Her research interests include digital and information literacy, copyright education and the role of technologies in supporting learning.

Jane is an Honorary Fellow of CILIP, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and co-founder of the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC). She devised, with Emma Coonan, ‘A New Curriculum for Information Literacy’ (ANCIL), a framework for supporting learning in higher education, and writes and speaks widely on her research.

Since 2006, Jane has been a member of the Universities UK Copyright Working Group, which negotiates licences for the higher education sector, with bodies such as the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA).

Follow Jane on Twitter @jsecker