What is copyright?
Copyright gives the creators of some types of media rights to control how they're used and distributed. Music, books, video and software can all be covered by copyright law.
The law that made copyright in the UK is called the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
Having your product copyrighted means it cannot be used by other people without your permission.
How does this relate to our Media work?
In our title sequence we want background music to run throughout its duration. Unfortunately we dont have the resources to create our own music to a high standard. This means that we will have to find either Royalty Free Music or music that is not copyrighted and free for anyone to use.
What is royalty free music?
In a nutshell Royalty Free Music refers to a type of music licensing that allows the purchaser to pay for the music license only once and to use the music for as long as desired. For example you purchase a Royalty Free Music license for our title sequence.