Licence Agreement (Theatre of the Air)

In order for you to take part in this project we need you to enter into a legally binding Licence Agreement with us, Digital Writes – Development & Publishing C.I.C.

You will retain all copyright in the work you produce and assert your moral rights including those to paternity and integrity. These rights mean no-one can use your work without your permission, without crediting you, and must not use it in any way that might damage your reputation.

Because of this, we can’t include your work in The Podcast Drama (see below) until you have entered into an agreement with us granting us a licence to use your work.

If you are under 18, we must also have the consent of a parent or carer for you to enter into this agreement.

Completing the Agreement via Email:

  1. Read the description of the project (below). If you are under 18 go through it with a parent/carer.
  2. Complete and submit the form, giving all required consents and giving any optional consents you (and your parent/carer) wish.
  3. Check the box that says: “I wish to make this agreement via email.”
  4. We will email you the completed form through our secure server to the email you provide.
  5. Reply to the email we send you with the text: “I confirm my intention to enter into the legally binding agreement as detailed in this email.”

We send all emails through our secure server. If you want your replies to to be similarly secure, this is your (and/or your parent/carer’s) responsibility. If you are unsure about sending a secure email, follow the procedure below.

Completing the Agreement Through Regular Mail:

  1. Read the description of the project (below). If you are under 18 go through it with a parent/carer.
  2. Complete and submit the form, giving all required consents and giving any optional consents you (and your parent/carer) wish.
  3. Check the box that says: “I wish to make this agreement through regular mail.”
  4. We will email you the completed form through our secure server to the email you provide.
  5. Print the email we send you.
  6. Sign and date the printout in the spaces provided.
  7. Post it to us at Digital Writes, 10 Alveston Close, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DE. If you want to be extra secure, you can send it with one of the Post Office’s signed for services.

Key Terms

“The Project”:

A project in which adults and young people aged around 15 and above will work collaboratively with each other and Digital Writes staff to produce The Podcast Drama (as defined below), each contributing as much or as little as they like.

Ways of taking part include but are not limited to:

  • writing
  • researching
  • acting
  • sound design
  • sound engineering
  • music
  • editing

During research and development, participants will work in groups to explore local myths, legends, mysteries, and folklore to create the various occurrences that the protagonists will investigate. Participation can span a single episode, or the entire series, as there is potential for creating recurring characters that tie in with several of the investigations. Devising scenes and taking part in research can be an ongoing role too, and is vital to the success of each episode.

“The Podcast Drama”:

The main output of The Project will be a podcast drama series.

The series is centred around an anthropology graduate – Wheatley – who is investigating the disappearance of their old university tutor, Professor Kneale, in 2020, after being mailed a collection of cassette tapes from the 1980s. These tapes, including interviews, field notes, and train-of-thought recordings all contribute to the ‘mystery of the week’, as well as the overarching riddle of their disappearance. Throughout the series, Wheatley finds themselves drawn deeper into a journey of discovery, questioning their own beliefs and knowledge along the way.

Much of this may change during The Project as a result of the work done by and with the consensus of the participants. Regardless of any changes or developments our aim is for it to have the general character expressed above.

We are also hoping to release the series on community radio.

“Your Contribution”:

Any work made by you as an active particpant (“The Contributor”) in The Project whether in collaboration with other participants and/or Digital Writes tutors or on your own, including but not limited to: ideas; story development; planning; writing; drawing, painting and illustrating in any physical or digital medium; animation, whether drawn, model, digital or other CGI; voice performance; appearance in still photographs, video or voice recordings; animation; sound recording; video recording; still photography; music composing or performing; audio post-production; any other administrative, marketing, publicity, creative or technical work you make as part of your participation in The Project.

The Agreement

This is a legally binding Licence Agreement between us, Digital Writes – Development & Publishing C.I.C.of 10 Alveston Close, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DE (Company Number: 9740449) and you The Contributor:

You must agree to this to be able to participate in the project.
You must make these consents to be able to participate in the project.

Terms and Conditions

  1. I hereby grant Digital Writes – Development & Publishing C.I.C. a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free licence (with the right to sublicense) to use my Contribution in any way that it thinks fit. Accordingly I agree that my Contribution and the Podcast Drama incorporating my Contribution and any other products incorporating my Contribution may be published, broadcast, distributed or otherwise exploited (and such exploitation may include the exploitation of ancillary rights therein) in all media and formats throughout the universe for the full period of copyright and all renewals and extensions thereof and thereafter so far as may be possible in perpetuity.
  2. I hereby assert my moral rights to be recognised as the author of my Contribution to the Podcast Drama, the right to object to derogatory treatment of my Contribution to the Podcast Drama, and the right to object to false attribution to me of any part of The Podcast Drama that I did not create.
  3. Digital Writes shall not be liable to me or my legal representatives for any loss or damage or injury to me or my property caused or suffered in connection with Digital Writes’ making of the proposed Podcast Drama unless caused by the negligence of Digital Writes and recoverable on that ground.
  4. Digital Writes shall be under no obligation to make any use of my Contribution within the Podcast Drama and shall not be liable to me in the event that my Contribution is not included in the Podcast Drama or if the Podcast Drama is not published, broadcast or otherwise distributed.
  5. I agree that the Contribution shall not contain anything which is an infringement of copyright or which is calculated to bring Digital Writes into disrepute or which is defamatory provided however that Digital Writes shall not be entitled to bring claim against me in respect of any defamatory material that was included in my contribution without negligence or malice on my part.
  6. I hereby confirm that I have read the terms of this agreement and that I understand them.
  7. The Courts of England shall have sole jurisdiction in relation to the terms and conditions of the agreement contained in this release which shall be interpreted according to the laws of England.
GDPR

For our legal protection under the laws of copyright we will keep a copy of this contract indefinitely. If you have submitted a hard copy of this form, for your protection we will scan it, digitise it and shred the original. For your protection we will encrypt all digital copies of this agreement.