An Introduction to Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 from 10:30 to 16:30 (BST)
This workshop will introduce the basic principles of copyright in its broadest sense and their application to work in museums, with a general focus on intellectual property rights (IPR) including digitisation. It will provide an overview of the legal landscape including key recent changes and European developments; the range of content licences and their use together with rights clearance and managing associated risks.
Participants will be led through a series of practical activities and there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions.
Who should attend?
Any member of museum staff, volunteer or trustee who is struggling to understand the landscape and agendas surrounding this topic and how it relates and applies to the heritage sector generally, and/ or those who wishes to refresh their knowledge in this area.
What will you learn?
- Broad overview of Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
- Copyright within the context of Accreditation and compliance with SPECTRUM
- Updates and changes to legislation
- What licences are and why they are needed with a focus on the use of OS maps, music and other digital media such as oral history transcriptions and audio files
- Strategies for clearing rights
- How to safely use and make digital media available
Do feel free to bring along any examples/ problems to share with the group for discussion.
This session is led by Naomi Korn, who is one of the cultural heritage and education sectors leading IP Consultants. Specialising in copyright, rights management and licensing, she has worked for over 15 years with various organisations from across the cultural heritage sector, including the Imperial War Museums, York Museums Trust, the Museum of London and the V&A.
Naomi is also an experienced and successful copyright trainer, running copyright-related courses for ASLIB, as well as providing bespoke training for many museums, libraries, archives, universities and colleges. She is also Chair of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance.
The South West Museum Skills programme is delivered by the South Western Federation on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, funded by Arts Council England.
When & Where
The South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries (SWFed)
The South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries is the 'voice' of museums and art galleries across the South West of England.
As an independent membership based organisation, we have supported the region's museums and art galleries and the people that work in them - for over 80 years!
We deliver the South West Museum Skills programme on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, which is funded through Arts Council England.