Clare Painter

Clare Painter

Clare Painter is founder and director of Clare Painter Associates Ltd, helping content-owning organisations to manage copyright issues and digital licensing, especially where licence terms need to be both effective and practical.

For copyright audits and other projects, Clare and her freelance team will assess existing licences and streamline the clearance process where additional rights are necessary.

Clare acts as copyright and permissions consultant at Oxford University Press Journals, and associate at award-winning digital licensing agency Attwooll Associates. Consultancy and training clients include Bertoli Mitchell, The Case Centre, Emerald Group Publishing, Frankfurt Book Fair, Italian Publishers Association, Publishing Technology Beijing, Publishing Training Centre London, Taylor & Francis, UNESCO. See ‘Clients’ page for a full list.

Clare Painter Associates Ltd, founded in 2009 (and previously known as Rights Direction Ltd), grew out of Clare’s flourishing business as a self-employed rights consultant, which had been running in Oxfordshire since 2002.

Previously, Clare was Rights Director at multi-platform reference publisher Helicon Publishing, a pioneer in electronic and multimedia publishing with wholly owned reference databases of over 20 million words. There, she was responsible for rights licences online, in print and on CD-ROM from the mid-1990’s, building up significant online revenues.

Clare first stepped into rights and copyright in Italy, whilst working at Mondadori in Milan (Arnoldo Mondadori Editore) on agreements for rights and co-editions. Fluent in Italian, she has successfully sold illustrated reference books across Europe and beyond.

Recent Articles and Blog Posts:

BookMachine: Are Your Rights Alright? (Blog by Inspired Selection, following the BookMachine event where Clare was a speaker (Inspired Selection, Nov 2017) READ MORE

INTERVIEW: How do you know that your rights are alright: Interview with Clare Painter (BookMachine, Nov 2017) READ THE INTERVIEW

Translation Rights and Licensing of Online Content (Oct 2017, Jinfo)

Negotiating Copyright Fees (July 2017, Jinfo)

New Home for Digital Licensing Agency, Attwooll Associates (April 2017) READ MORE

Handling Permission Requests for Your Copyright Material (March 2017, Jinfo)

Not Only Amazon: ‘Most Favoured Nation’ Clauses in Context (February 2017) READ MORE

How Does Copyright Apply to Tables, Charts and Other Figures? (January 2017, Jinfo)

Copyright Issues for Case Studies (January 2017 for The Case Centre newsletter) READ MORE on The Case Centre’s website

Linking to Copyright Content (October 2016, Jinfo)

New Online Tool for EU Copyright Exceptions (September 2016) READ MORE

Researching Images and Other Copyright Material Online (July 2016, Jinfo)

When Can Use Be ‘Fair’? (May 2016) VIEW

Is Your Copyright Content Sufficiently Protected? (March 2016, Jinfo)

The Risk of Getting it Wrong (January 2016) READ MORE

Re-using Content which Carries a Creative Commons Licence (December 2015, Jinfo)

How Much Will it Cost to Use Someone Else’s Copyright Content? (September 2015, Jinfo)

Copyright Risk – Why It Matters and What To Look Out For (December 2014, Blog post Jinfo READ MORE

Copyright and Issues of Redistribution in an Increasingly Connected World (December 2014, Jinfo)

Training and events include:

How do you know that your rights are alright? – November 2017 – Speaker at BookMachine event, London

Invited to participate in a workshop on Orphan Works at the University of Amsterdam – June 2016. Part of the EU project “EnDOW” on Orphan Works in the collections of European cultural institutions: a partnership of copyright research centres at universities in the UK, Italy and the Netherlands

Copyright in Practice – Lecture to post graduate law students, March 2016. At Bournemouth University’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management

Developing Your Digital Rights Strategy – Open training course, January 2015 VIEW COURSE WEBSITE

Optimizing Your Digital Rights and Licensing Business – David Attwooll and Clare Painter from Attwooll Associates discuss their views on digital rights and licensing. An interview at the Publishing Perspectives Stage in hall 8 at Frankfurt Book Fair, October 2013

Independent Publishers Guild Conference – March 2013 – As an associate of digital licensing agency Attwooll Associates, Clare spoke together with David Attwooll at the annual conference of the Independent Publishers Guild.

Digital Minds Conference at London Book Fair – April 2012 – Clare led a discussion on Publishing Law with the theme ‘Digital Rights: Where Legal meets Commercial’

Digital Licensing Agreements – For 5 years from 2008 to 2012, Clare was co-tutor on this one day course held at the Publishing Training Centre, London

At the Publishing Training Centre’s flagship 3 day course The Digital Publisher, running three times per year, Clare ran the Digital Licensing and Copyright Issues session during 2011 and 2012

Maximising your Secondary Rights, ALPSP – Clare was co-tutor on this course organised by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers in December 2011

E-book: dagli aspetti contrattuali a quelli commerciali, a one day course held IN ITALIAN on ebook agreements and commercial terms, held at the Associazione Italiana Editori (AIE) – Italian Publishers Association, Milan, Italy, in April 2011.

Clearing Digital Rights for Illustrated Children’s Books – Who Will Buy, How to Cut Costs, Which Digital Rights You Need to Clear and Which You Don’t – A seminar at the London Book Fair 2011.

Digital Rights: a minefield or an opportunity? – Clare took part in a digital discussion as part of ‘Focus on the Digital’ in Hall 8 at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2010

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