British IP Day is an annual celebration of the cultural and economic contribution of intellectual property to the UK. It provides an opportunity for legislators, authors and publishing professionals to shine the spotlight on an important area underpinning creators’ rights.
Intellectual property gives authors rights which enable them to monetise their work, allowing them to negotiate the terms and conditions of its use and to object to unauthorised use of their work or name. Piracy, rights grabs and poor education on copyright, together with proposed legislation, all threaten these essential conditions. For more, visit our Where We Stand page on Copyright, or our C.R.E.A.T.O.R campaign addressing unfair terms of individual contracts. A campaign that seeks to address unfair remuneration for creators is Pay The Creator, spearheaded by Creators’ Rights Alliance.