Copyright, licensing matter and data protection matter to anyone who creates, curates, commissions, uses, publishes or shares content. In the digital age, rights and data management is an important compliance issue as well as a growing business concern for all types of organisations.
The NKCC team brings together a wide range of skills to support your organisation to comply with IPR, copyright and data protection responsibilities and use your intellectual property to support commercial growth.
Managing Director: Naomi Korn
With over 17 years copyright, licensing and rights-related experience, Naomi Korn provides expert advice and support to a range of UK organisations including the British Council, the Imperial War Museums, the Royal Academy of Arts, NHS England, Museum of London and the Wellcome Trust. Naomi Korn has contributed to various versions of SPECTRUM, the International Standard for Collections Management. Naomi is the former Chair, Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) from 2013 – 2017. During this period, she led the reform of the UK’s copyright laws on behalf of the cultural heritage sector, which resulting in new UK exceptions to copyright in 2014. She has also regularly represented the interests of the sector to UK Government Ministers and Government officials and on Government advisory groups. Naomi Korn is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional (CILIP), the second largest professional organisation for librarians in the world, and for six years, she has set the program and chaired the CILIP/LACA annual Copyright Conference. Naomi Korn is a visiting lecturer at City University, University College London and Kingston University.
In December 2016, as part of a British Council initiative, Naomi visited China as the UK’s museums and copyright expert, and presented to over 200 Chinese museums over a three day series of workshops.
Prior to setting up her own business, Naomi trained as an Archaeologist and she was an Assistant Curator of Archaeology for 5 years. From 2000 – 2003, Naomi was the Tate’s first Copyright Officer. Naomi Korn established NKCC in 2003. Naomi can be followed on twitter @nkorn.
Senior Consultant: Prof Charles Oppenheim
Charles Oppenheim is a semi-retired consultant and was until 2009 Professor of Information Science and Head of the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University. He is currently a Visiting Professor at three UK Universities. He also worked for many years in the electronic publishing industry.
He has been involved in, given talks on, and published on Intellectual Property Rights and other legal issues relevant to library and information work and to academic research. He has published well over 500 journal articles, conference papers, reports and books. He is also involved in developing Green Party policy on Intellectual Property Rights. He can be followed on Twitter: @CharlesOppenh
Senior Consultant: Alex Dawson
Alex Dawson has worked in the museum sector for 30 years, in curatorial roles and as a consultant. She has worked with many different types of collections and has advised museums on the management of museum information nationally and internationally. Alex is an experienced trainer and has particular interests in museum standards, skills and curriculum development. She is an experienced project manager and has created a large body of advisory collections management content.
Senior Consultant: Amalyah Keshet
Amalyah has over 35 years experience working with copyright, museums and other cultural heritage institutions. Following a decade in curatorial work, she developed and led the Image Resources & Copyright Management at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, for the last 25 years.
Amalyah served on the Board of Directors of the Museum Computer Network (MCN), and founded and chaired its Intellectual Property Special Interest Group. She has been active in the Israel working committee for Europeana, in the founding of Creative Commons Israel, and serves on the Editorial Board of Visual Resources. Amalyah holds a B.F.A. from Washington University., St. Louis, and a M.A. in art history from George Washington University, Washington DC. Amalyah is currently involved in advocating for legislation on exceptions and limitations to copyright for museums, both in Israel and via the World Intellectual Property Organization, and in advocacy for Fair Use and user rights internationally.
Associate: Anthony Misquitta
Anthony is a solicitor with 20 years of experience in commercial contracts, intellectual property, information and technology law. He works part time as the General Counsel at the V&A and spends the rest of his week as a Consultant Solicitor at Keystone Law, a virtual full service law firm. Anthony is ranked amongst IP specialists in London by Chambers and Partners, he is a Trustee of the Association for Cultural Enterprises and he lectures on art, copyright and trade marks for the Institute of Art & Law and Queen Mary University.
Associate: Anne Buky
Anne Buky is a specialist in Brand Licensing for the Museum and Heritage sector. She started her career working in the commercial world for direct marketing companies including The Franklin Mint and The Bradford Exchange. For the last 10 years she has worked as brand licensing consultant to several national and private museums and heritage organisations in the UK including the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Wellcome Collection, Imperial War Museums, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, the Royal Opera House, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Royal Armouries. She has also worked with Barker Langham consultancy advising on commercial sustainability for local authority museums and recently travelled to China for the British Council lecturing on Brand Licensing at the UK-China conference for Commercial Enterprise and Copyright Protection.
Image & Rights Researcher: David Bell
David Bell is an experienced image sales, licensing, copyright and rights research professional. His experience has included over 20 years working in various roles at the Imperial War Museum, including its Image Sales Manager, Commercial Sales and Licensing Manager and Image Sales Content Editor. David has led teams delivering excellent customer service, developed image sales website content and licensing frameworks.
In his various roles, David regularly liaises with national broadcasters such as the BBC, Publishers such as Penguin Random House and Government Departments, including the Ministry of Defence.
Film & Rights Researcher: Corinna Reicher
Corinna has worked in the film heritage sector for many years, both in curatorial and managerial roles, latterly as Head of the Film at Imperial War Museums, where she managed a team of film curators and technicians and was responsible for the film archive’s commercial operations and film licencing business.
As head curator, Corinna provided guidance on ethical considerations and rights issues related to the use of archive film. She was involved in training events for new entrants to the sector, an area she is particularly interested in. Corinna has regularly liaised with representatives at all levels from other national and international film heritage organisations such as the BFI, FIAF and FAUK. She has negotiated licencing deals with production companies, broadcasters and rightsholders. She has provided curatorial advice to a broad range of clients including researchers, representatives from arts & heritage organisations, schools and universities. Corinna has developed and managed digitisation projects and related curatorial work.
Corinna holds an MA in Film Archiving from the University of East Anglia, a PgDip in Archives and Records Management from the University of Dundee and an MPhil in Theatre and Film Studies from the University of Vienna.