Audiovisual works, TV formats and multiple markets

Keane, Michael A., Moran, Albert, & Ryan, Mark David (2003) Audiovisual works, TV formats and multiple markets.


Program formats are increasingly playing a central role in television and multimedia. Yet there is very little documentation and analysis of this important trend. This Occasional Paper is the proceedings of a workshop held at Griffith University, Nathan Campus, on 14 November under the auspices of the Australian UNESCO-Orbicom Chair’s program in communications and is designed to facilitate discussion, documentation and analysis of program formats. The workshop brought together experts in copyright and television formats to look at formats and the trade in international audio-visual rights. The workshop started from the recognition that the TV format presents a vehicle for entrepreneurial producers and production companies to extract intellectual property rents in different locations through the distribution and sale of formats licenses. It also recognized that there are significant problems in securing legal protection for formats with there being little to no copyright protection stoping program ideas being copied and sold on.

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ID Code: 7073
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Television formats, film, audiovisual trade, copyright, Mark Ryan
ISBN: 0 909291888
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (the authors)
Deposited On: 18 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:15

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