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  • An Introduction to YouTube Copyright

    Copyright is a highly topical issue for those active within the YouTube community. Whether you’re a business, self-employed or an amateur video blogger, it’s important to be aware of YouTube’s copyright enforcement policies and respect the rights of other creators within the YouTube community. Let’s take a look at some of the key issues when creating, uploading and sharing video content on YouTube: Can you use copyright work without infringing the law? In some instances, it may be possible to utilise copyright-protected video content without infringing the owner’s copyright. This relates to fair dealing copyright, which is a framework to allow the lawful use or reproduction of work without having to seek permission from the copyright owner. However, your video can still be claimed by a copyright owner despite the fact you may have credited the copyright owner, not monetised the infringing video, purchased the content legitimately or even stated that no copyright infringement is intended. What does a YouTube copyright strike mean? If you receive a copyright strike from YouTube for one of your videos this means that it has been removed from the community following a complete and valid legal request from the copyright owner asking YouTube to do so in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. [Insert link] A copyright strike will be permanently logged against your business’ YouTube account, resulting in a loss of certain YouTube features. In the event that you infringe copyright on three occasions your account will be terminated outright, with no ability to create new accounts in the future. If you wish to resolve a YouTube copyright strike you have two options: contact the copyright owner to retract their infringement claim or submit a counter notification if you believe your video was mistakenly taken down as it qualifies for fair dealing or was simply misidentified as infringing copyright. What is a Content ID claim? If a video is uploaded containing copyright protected material the YouTube account holder could end up with a Content ID claim. These are issued by companies that own the copyright to music, movies, television shows, video games and any other copyright protected material. Content ID is a system that enables copyright owners to quickly and efficiently identify their content on YouTube. New video content uploaded to YouTube is scanned against a database of existing content submitted by content owners. Depending on the company’s own policy, some YouTube Content ID claims will thwart specific material from being made available anywhere on the YouTube community e.g. live music performances, live sport highlights. However, other Content ID claims may permit the video to remain live, but will insist on directing any advertising revenue to the copyright owners. Content ID claims against your YouTube account can be found in the copyright notices section of your Video Manager. In some cases, you’ll also be notified of a Content ID claim via email. The difference between a copyright removal and a Content ID claim A copyright removal or ‘takedown’ on YouTube requires the submission of a formal notice from the copyright owner, with all the necessary legal requirements completed. You’ll know if a video has been removed via takedown as the video will display a phrase: “Video taken down: Copyright strike”. A Content ID block is not defined in law like a copyright takedown. You’ll know if your video is affected by a Content ID claim as the video will display a phrase: “Includes copyrighted content”. In most cases, the claim is merely to track or monetise the video and not entirely block it, with no negative impact on your YouTube account standing. Creative Commons on YouTube A Creative Commons license gives content owners the ability to grant permission for other YouTube accounts to use their work. YouTube videos can be marked with a Creative Commons CC BY license, enabling the content to even be used commercially on other business accounts through the Video Editor. Only YouTube accounts that are in good standing order may mark uploaded videos with a Creative Commons license. Once an original video is marked with a Creative Commons license the entire YouTube community is given the right to reuse and/or edit the video for their own purposes. Find out how the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire can support your business by visiting our 'Services' page. This article first appeared on the British Library’s Business & IP Centre website. View here.

  • Small Business Saturday: What is it and what does it mean for small businesses and consumers?

    This Saturday December 4th 2021 sees the return of Small Business Saturday, a grassroots, non-commercial campaign that highlights small businesses and encourages consumers to ‘shop locally’ and support the small businesses in their communities. The initiative was launched in the US in 2011 to help small businesses recover from the recession and was so successful the UK followed suit in 2013 with the help of American Express, who remain on of the biggest supporters of the UK Campaign. The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December, though the aim of the campaign is to effect a lasting positive impact on small businesses and to encourage shoppers to be more aware of the benefits of supporting smaller businesses all year round. Businesses owners are encouraged to participate and make the most of the spotlight and customers across the UK are encouraged to go out and support all types of businesses both in stores and online. Many businesses take part in the day by hosting events and offering discounts. According to the official Small Business Saturday website 15.4 million people turned out to support small businesses in 2020. The event is now in its ninth year and is free and open to all small firms. More information for both businesses and consumers is available on the Small Business Saturday website, which provides details on how businesses can register for support and a small business finder for consumers to find local participants. Small Business Saturday UK | Another year making a Big Difference! Find out how the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire can support your business by visiting our 'Services' page.

  • Towcester Library BIPC Local Launched Today

    Today the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire officially launched it's BIPC Local hub at Towcester Library. This was the second launch event of the month after the Brixworth Library launch on 2nd November. The Towcester launch, which was well attended by key local stakeholders, partners and entrepreneurs, included networking opportunities and key talks by Carl Dorney, Library Service Manager and Patricia Greaves, BIPC Manager, Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Service, as well as Ruth Roan from Building Business Consultancy and Reset. Restart small business grant winner Kim Hughes from Goldings Communications. The Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire has been supporting businesses since 2015. In that time, over 1750 people have used our services and we have helped over 500 entrepreneurs start a business through a rich variety of webinars, workshops and one-to-one business and intellectual property advice sessions. We are delighted to announce that we are expanding throughout Northamptonshire by adding two additional 'BIPC Local' sites in Brixworth and Towcester libraries to sit alongside Kettering, Wellingborough, and Northamptonshire Central libraries. The Business & IP Centre Local in Brixworth Library and Towcester Library is delivered in partnership between the British Library, Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire and Library Services. It forms part of the Business & IP Centre National Network, delivered in libraries across the country, providing business advice and support to local entrepreneurs to start, protect and grow their business. The Network has a strong track record of supporting local economies, and in 2019 an independent economic evaluation showed the BIPC was creating £6.95 of public value for every £1 invested, and in the three years to 2019 supported the creation of 12,288 new businesses, 55% of which were started by female entrepreneurs and some 31% by BAME entrepreneurs. The British Library and Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire BIPC teams have worked closely with Northamptonshire Library Services to prepare for the opening of BIPC Locals and we very much hope that you will be able join us in November to see some of the fantastic work the team are doing to support local entrepreneurs. Get in touch to see how we can help you start, protect and grow your business.

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  • Small Business Grant Winners | Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire

    Small Business Grant Winners After a wave of enquiries and over 150 applications, the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire team shortlisted 34 aspiring entrepreneurs, who were invited to give a presentation on their new start-up to a panel of judges in a Dragon’s Den style elevator pitch. The Small Business Grants panel consisted of the BIPC Northamptonshire team and representatives from Building Business Consultancy and Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce. After several days of presentations, the shortlist was narrowed down to 19 winners of the Reset. Restart Small Business Grant. Click on profile images below to learn more about our winners. Attain Coaching, Cate Gregory Attain Coaching helps talented individuals and teams reach their full potential. After witnessing first-hand, the transformative effects of coaching, Attain’s founder Cate decided to explore coaching further and trained as a coach and mentor. Cate combines her training, many years of commercial and senior leadership experience and an entire lifetime of research into psychology and human behaviour. She provides a range of coaching and development programmes for individuals, corporations and entrepreneurs. One area Cate is particularly passionate about is developing women. Her Flourishing Females programme helps women to gain the self-confidence, skills and knowledge to rise to the top. Career Catapult, Esther Greenwood & James Gage Career Catapult was born during the pandemic of 2020 when Esther and James became acutely aware of the mental strain that searching for work puts on the individual. They developed an online training platform that’s been specifically designed to prepare individuals for the job market in competitive times; it not only focusses on the skills they need to apply and be offered a role, but it also heavily focusses on the impact that unemployment has on their mental health with courses on emotional well-being, mindfulness, gaining more sleep, handling relationship pressures and financial stresses. With over a 100 pieces of learning so far, the co-founders are committed to continually adding valuable material that not only helps people secure work but also supports them when they are in work to develop their career further. Form Five, Matthew Abraham & Matthew Kemshed FormFive is able to fulfil complete construction services from viability studies to build completion. FormFive operates a five-tier system that can be adapted to any construction requirement of its clients. Founded by Matthew Abraham and Matthew Kemshed, FormFive has a clear and ambitious vision; to be an industry leader in construction that transforms the traditional delivery of a construction project into a collaborative, modern and inclusive process for its clients. As a main contractor, FormFive will maintain first class services and defragment the cycle of the project so that the client has the ability to collaborate directly with the design and development from day one. The unique ability to take construction from viability study to build completion will reduce costs and simplify the overall project. Goldings Communications, Kim Hughes Goldings Communications delivers results-driven storytelling and multi-channel content creation with a strategic purpose – PR and reputation management, targeted media relations, stakeholder and employee communications, and much more. We act as brand journalists, helping to uncover the stories and key messages that truly engage and resonate with audiences – always thinking about how to best communicate them in a way that is aligned with our clients’ objectives. As highly-skilled, accredited communications professionals, the organisations we work with are confident in our ability to achieve measurable outcomes through consistent, credible and captivating brand messages. Jolibi, Agi Brodzinski We are all washing our hands a lot more these days, so why not think about switching to skin-loving Jolibi soaps inspired by people and nature. We make our soaps by hand in small batches using sustainable vegan ingredients and better still they generate zero waste and use compostable packaging. Our soaps embody the very essence of nature itself by using natural ingredients like pure plant-based oils and natural clays. So, if you’d like a touch of nature on your skin the next time you wash your hands then think and use Jolibi. Think nature, think Jolibi Kirsch Home, Rebecca Kirsch Kirsch Home is a biophilic homeware brand and consultancy with a mission to transform living spaces into more natural human habitats. Creating spaces that are full of plant-life and natural elements brings enormous mental and physical benefits, energizing your home and office. Kirsch Home makes it easy to integrate nature into every part of your life, offering inventive products designed to take the guesswork out of growing, cultivating and maintaining greener interiors. Alongside our collection of plant-ware and décor we offer a bespoke bio-design service, visioning impressive plant schemes that will bring life and creativity into your office or home. Knight Shift Virtual Assistant Services, Laurie Knight Knight Shift Virtual Assistant Services offers bespoke business support specifically to 'Purpose-led' businesses, entrepreneurs and sole traders. We work with enterprises with an underlying social or environmental focus. to implement strategy and processes, promoting sustainability and growth. Purpose-led ventures are known to grow twice as fast as traditional businesses and retain customer loyalty and employee engagement. From virtual reception and customer service, to social media presence and project initiation - 'Purpose-driven Practicalities'. Lacerta Design, Rhiannon Griffiths Lacerta Design is an independent graphic design business, working on both digital and print design, with a focus on sustainable design and working with local businesses. The design services I offer include logo design, various aspects of advertising, packaging, social media and website assets, as well as layout design and website layouts. However, I have experience in other areas and I am happy to work on new projects and learn about new sectors. Advice and help with graphic design projects that have already started, or ideas on how to get started on a design project, are also available. Made for Belle & Friends, Lorna Chamberlain Made for Belle & Friends is a UK based business that sells made to order, handmade children’s clothes. In sizes 0-3 months to 5 years in a range of custom fabrics to suit boys, girls and unisex options. Each garment is handmade to order. From the creation of fabrics, cutting, sewing and packing the order off to its new home. Offering a personal and friendly service for parents, family and friends. Made for Belle & Friends is for anyone that needs practical clothing for the growing children in their lives with fabrics to suit their little one’s personalities. Personal Strengths Coaching, Nicola Jackson Personal Strengths Coaching helps individuals understand their strengths (the things that give them energy) to help individuals with confidence and organisations with team productivity and morale. I have a partnership with Strengthscope, whose online strengths tool is registered with the British Psychological Society. Employees working with strengths is proven to support Wellbeing, Problem Solving, Confidence building, Team working, Motivation and Productivity. I run a coaching programme for Individuals supporting them in using their strengths to achieve their business goals. I complete a Teams programme, helping you better understand what makes your team truly unique and how to drive up positive team behaviours. Pieces Academy, Kiran Tehara Pieces Academy is a holistic learning experience for the future of work and societies. We seek to explore our emotional, social and intellectual needs through self-guided learning formats which are accessible to all. It's a safe place to learn and unlearn habits to transform ourselves into more whole beings. Our content authentically conveys a point of view that reflects the raw reality of our world. We seek to discover what it means to be human in the age of technology. With a focus on holistic skills - shaping us to become adaptable and empowered - during this time of industrial revolution and human evolution. Saints Coffee, Ben Francoise Saints Coffee is a social enterprise offering specialty and ethical coffee, casual dining, cocktails and a pop-up space in the heart of Northampton and coffee and chocolate online. 25% of their profits fund community projects to help tackle mental health issues, as well as promote social justice and social mobility. These projects help: • School children overcoming barriers such as discrimination and aspiring to achieve more • Individuals struggling with mental health issues related to social isolation • People furthest from the labour market back into employment. Business intro (if can't use bullet points): Saints Coffee is a social enterprise offering specialty and ethical coffee, casual dining, cocktails and a pop-up space in the heart of Northampton and coffee and chocolate online. 25% of their profits fund community projects to help tackle mental health issues, as well as promote social justice and social mobility. These projects help school children overcoming barriers such as discrimination and aspiring to achieve more; individuals struggling with mental health issues related to social isolation; and people furthest from the labour market back into employment. Serengeti Spirits, Alex Wright Serengeti spirits are a brand of craft produced alcoholic spirits based on animals of the Serengeti, with flavour profiles, linked to the tropical fruits of Tanzania and the paradise island of Zanzibar. Our signature range will cover the big animals of the Serengeti, produced from many spirit categories, such as Gin, rum and tequila. Our Hakuna matata gin offerings and Kilimanjaro flavoured rum products, will also complement our extensive selection. Our products will enable you to unwind and picture yourself on a safari across the savanna or on the ice-cold top of Kilimanjaro, known as the mountain of greatness. Simply Ngo, Ngozi Kemjika Simply Ngo Ltd is founded by Ngozi Kemjika. It has 3 prongs which are: • Writing services • Speaking services • Life Coaching services Simply Ngo combines words, poetry, storytelling, content and experiences such as workshops, events, and life coaching to help individuals redefine the relationship they have with themselves and others; develop tools for self-development and healthier wellbeing. The Boxed Bakery, Laura Conroy The Boxed Bakery is a Small Home Bakery based in a South Northants Village. I set up as a business after discovering a niche when supporting my daughters bake sale fundraisers and afternoon teas. I registered my kitchen with the local environmental health inspector and started my business in October 2020 I provide my customers with bespoke buttercream cakes and postal bakes when they are looking for something a little bit extra special, either as a treat for someone else or as an indulgent treat for themselves. Topstitch, Jo Griffiths Topstitch - Quality Leisure Upholstery and Soft Furnishings. At Topstitch I create upholstery and soft furnishings for motorhomes, campervans, caravans and boats. This includes box cushions for sofa beds and bench seats, and recovering front drivers and passenger seats as well as creating curtains and other soft furnishing accessories. All the work I do is bespoke, made to measure for each vehicle. I have a wide range of fabrics, vinyls and leathers to choose from and work closely with each customer to understand their requirements. I also do other upholstery work including home and garden soft furnishings. Wildflowers, Ali Mitchell Welcome to Wildflowers. I offer complimentary, natural, therapy and products which treat the person as a whole, treat the cause not the symptoms. By doing this I can ensure sustained, deep routed healing. My practice uses many different holistic services such as Reiki, Reflexology, Colour Therapy, crystal therapy, Well-being coaching, Herbology and Aromatherapy to support a person through the hard times in life. Whether it’s severe pain, long term illness, mental health or spiritual growth, Wildflowers is here to bring healing, happiness and health. All products sold are completely natural, vegan and organic and aimed at bringing the body into alignment so we are more readily available to heal and not reach burnout point. Word Window, Kate McKenzie Word Window is a new and innovative product that has been designed to aid children developing literacy skills. Word Window helps parents and teachers to break down the phonetic sounds within words when children are learning to read. When it comes to reading it can be difficult for children to isolate the sounds and so Word Window is a handheld device that opens and closes around the letters and sounds. Word Window is an ethical company ensuring sustainability; made from recycled plastic and recyclable. 30p from every Word Window purchased goes towards helping raise literacy levels in the UK. YooKanToo Therapy, Kellie Ceccarelli Kellie Ceccarelli, Psychotherapist and Founder of YooKanToo Therapy offers simple and transformative therapy for people seeking freedom and real ease from unwanted behaviours and habits. Focusing on healing past traumas Kellie says, ‘All humans have to deal with mental health, no one is immune from it because we all experience negativity, heartache and trauma, it’s part of the human experience. But in today’s world, poor mental health and well-being are under such constant strain it’s difficult for people to know how to begin healing’ Kellie believes that everything starts with a thought and there is no need for anybody to suffer. Whether it be an anxiety disorder, a phobia or an eating disorder, they are all learned coping mechanisms and therefore can be unlearned. By compassionately and swiftly addressing root causes, Kellie guides her clients to help them heal and transform themselves so they can enjoy the happy life they were intended for. Out of gallery Book a one-to-one advice session Learn more

  • Business Support | Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire | England

    Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire One-to-One Book a free one-to-one business advice session with the BIPC Northamptonshire team IP Advice Intellectual property advice on patents, copyright, trade marks and registered designs. Free Databases Access to free market research database resources and tools to grow your business Next Events View All Events The Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire has been supporting entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses since 2015. In that time, over 1750 people have used our services and we have helped over 500 entrepreneurs start a business through a rich variety of webinars, workshops and one-to-one business and intellectual property advice sessions. Our free services cover the whole of Northamptonshire, both West Northamptonshire and North Northamptonshire, which includes: Corby, Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Northampton, South Northamptonshire and Wellingborough. Get in touch with us to see how we can help you to start, protect and grow your business. Latest News Small Business Saturday: What is it and what does it mean for small businesses and consumers? 9 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 Towcester Library BIPC Local Launched Today 53 3 likes. Post not marked as liked 3 Daniel O’Connor, Clock and Compass Coaching, BIPC Northamptonshire 4 2 likes. Post not marked as liked 2 Read More IP Intellectual Property advice We can help you with information on patents, copyright, trade marks and registered designs. Get Advice

  • Events | Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire

    Events Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire Webinars We know this is a difficult time for small businesses and business owners. That’s why as part of our Kick Start initiative we are delivering a dedicated virtual programme to support start-ups, entrepreneurs and SMEs which can be accessed remotely, wherever you are in the UK. Open to all business owners, especially those in the first years of trading, our webinars are designed to help you transform, future-proof or grow your business. All our webinars are free. ​ See list of events below or visit our Eventbrite page here . ​ Upcoming Webinars All webinars need to be registered via Eventbrite. Clicking on the 'Register Now ' button will take you to Eventbrite registration page. 21 Fri Jan Optimise Your Website SEO Webinar Register Now 21 Jan, 10:00 – 12:00 Online webinar An introduction to optimising your website SEO. 24 Mon Jan Market Research Database Resources & Tools for Business Workshop Register Now 24 Jan, 10:00 – 11:00 Northampton, Abington St, Northampton NN1 2BA, UK We will explore the free library subscription market research database resources to help you research your business idea and market. 25 Tue Jan Market Research Database Resources & Tools for Business Workshop Register Now 25 Jan, 10:00 – 11:00 Wellingborough, 5 Pebble Ln, Wellingborough NN8 1AS, UK We will explore the free library subscription market research database resources to help you research your business idea and market. 26 Wed Jan Using Canva for Business Webinar Register Now 26 Jan, 10:00 – 12:00 Online webinar Canva is a graphic design website which provides access to over a million photographs, graphic and fonts. 28 Fri Jan Successful Selling Online Register Now 28 Jan, 10:00 – 12:00 Online webinar 31 Mon Jan Business Planning Workshop Register Now 31 Jan, 10:00 – 12:00 Northampton, Abington St, Northampton NN1 2BA, UK During this interactive session you will gain the knowledge and skills to enable you to plan, develop, and evaluate your business operations. 02 Wed Feb Starting a New Business Workshop Register Now 02 Feb, 10:00 – 12:00 Towcester, The Forum, Moat Ln, Towcester NN12 6AD, UK For anyone thinking about starting a business, this workshop provides an opportunity to explore the basic principles and procedures required. 09 Wed Feb Market Research Database Resources & Tools for Business Workshop Register Now 09 Feb, 10:00 – 11:00 Towcester, The Forum, Moat Ln, Towcester NN12 6AD, UK We will explore the free library subscription market research database resources to help you research your business idea and market. 16 Wed Feb Data Protection for New and Small Businesses Register Now 16 Feb, 10:00 Webinar This online workshop will help you understand what you need to do to comply with UK Data Protection Law. 21 Mon Feb Northamptonshire Business Networking Register Now 21 Feb, 10:00 – 11:00 GMT Online Networking Event Virtual Northamptonshire Business Networking with the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire. Every third Monday of the month. 22 Tue Feb Starting a New Business Webinar Register Now 22 Feb, 10:00 – 11:00 Webinar A free webinar for people thinking of starting a business. 23 Wed Feb Business Planning Workshop Register Now 23 Feb, 10:00 – 12:00 Towcester, The Forum, Moat Ln, Towcester NN12 6AD, UK 25 Fri Feb Market Research Database Resources & Tools for Business Webinar Register Now 25 Feb, 10:00 – 11:00 Webinar 04 Fri Mar Digital Marketing Masterclass Workshop Register Now 04 Mar, 09:30 – 15:00 Brixworth Library, Brixworth, Northampton NN6 9PE, UK Kick start your digital marketing with a one day Digital Marketing Masterclass. To be eligible to attend this in-person event you just need to have been trading for less than 2 years. Places are limited. BIPC Arc Events The Oxford-Cambridge Arc (the Arc) is a globally significant area between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge. It is formed of 5 ceremonial counties: Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. It supports over two million jobs, adds over £110 billion to the economy every year and houses one of the fastest growing economies in England. The BIPC’s (as part of the British Library National Network ) located in Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire actively support and encourage you to take advantage of the free business advice and resources available to you across the Arc. ​ View BIPC Cambridgeshire and Peterborough events, click here >> View BIPC Oxfordshire events, coming soon >> ​ British Library Webinars We offer a variety of business webinars in association with the British Library . Please be aware that in order to view British Library webinars it is necessary to register through the link for the British Library, which is provided on the booking page for each webinar, as well as registering for the event through Eventbrite. Please also be aware that the British Library charge for some of their webinars. Book onto a webinar . ​ HMRC webinars HMRC offer a selection of webinars to help you in business - choose a session from the available dates and times. ​ Out of gallery Book a one-to-one advice session Learn more

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