Intellectual Property Rights or IPR are also referred to as Intellectual Property or IP.
protect the creator
allow the work to be developed
allow commercial return
allow the work to be used in the public sphere
Copyright is part of the Intellectual Property 'family' which includes moral rights, patents, trade marks and design rights. There are also performers' and photographers' rights and confidentiality and trade secrets. Database rights are the latest addition to the IPR family.
‘Copy Rights and Wrongs’ will deal mostly with copyrights and it will also cover moral rights and some other aspects of IPR such as performance rights. I t will also cover 'licencing' and 'licences' which are very important for working in schools and are dependant on 'copyright'.
When the term 'copyright' is used with single apostrophes – ‘copyright’ – it refers to the full IPR family and associated rights and regulations. In this wider sense 'copyright' becomes a dimension of learning and applies across the curriculum. It is also an integral part of digital literacy, e-safety and personal rights and is necessary knowledge and practice for all citizens in an increasingly digitally mediated world.