The NKCC team, headed up by Naomi Korn, Managing Director, brings together a wide range of specialists with the expertise and skills to support your organisation comply with your copyright and compliance responsibilities, such as data protection and the new GDPR. We can also help you use your intellectual property to support commercial growth.
Founder and Managing Director of NKCC, Lead Consultant
Naomi Korn is one of the leading UK experts in copyright, data protection & GDPR, rights and licensing. She is a highly experienced presenter and trainer and has run hundreds of workshops for charities, educational establishments, cultural heritage organisations and publishers.
Naomi trained as an Archaeologist and was an Assistant Curator of Prehistoric Archaeology and Copyright Assistant at the Israel Museum 1995-2000. Naomi established NKCC in 2003, after having overseen copyright at the Tate from 2000 – 2003. She 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 she regularly sits on Government advisory groups. From 2015-17, Naomi was a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional (CILIP), the second largest professional organisation for librarians in the world. Since 2012 Naomi has set the program and chaired the CILIP annual Copyright Conference. Together with Anne Buky, Naomi recently travelled to China for the British Council lecturing on copyright at the UK-China conference for Commercial Enterprise and Copyright Protection. Naomi is a visiting lecturer at City University, University College London and Kingston University. In November 2017, Naomi was appointed a CREATe Industry Fellow. Twitter: @nkorn
Director of Programmes and Senior Consultant at NKCC
Alex 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. Twitter: @AlexDawson3
Senior Consultant at NKCC specialising in Information Law issues
Until 2009, Charles was Professor of Information Science and Head of the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University. He is currently a Visiting Professor at two 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. Twitter: @CharlesOppenh
Carol has a career background in intellectual property practice and commercial law publishing with Thomson Reuters before she joined the Cabinet Office and The National Archives. She led information policy and management responsibilities within the open data and information regulatory space across government. Carol has a track record of Information assurance, security and governance as she steered the shift away from paper to digital records. She was, until July 2017, Director of Information Policy and Services, The National Archives. Carol was responsible for providing leadership in information management and policy across government and the wider public sector to improve the way information is managed and exploited to deliver real benefit for all that use and access this valuable resource. As Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament, Queen’s Printer for Scotland, and Government Printer for Northern Ireland, she delivered UK wide official publishing including legislation. Carol’s area of expertise is open data and access to public sector information, legal regulation of IP, Crown copyright and database rights, digital transformation and publishing, cross sector information accessibility and standards, Governance and integrity of data and information, its reuse and exploitation, data enabled transformation, records and information management in government, licensing and data protection. Twitter: @ctullo
Project Manager (Full time from 12 February 2018)
Patrick will have responsibility for overseeing current NKCC projects, developing new initiatives for the company and supporting NKCC, its consultants and its Managing Director, Naomi Korn.
Patrick will be coming to NKCC from the Museum of London, where he has worked for over four years managing the relationships with donors, including corporations, trusts, foundations and individuals. Prior to the Museum of London, Patrick worked at The Big Give, an online giving platform founded by Sir Alec Reed. Patrick attended Leeds University where he studied English Literature and Philosophy, and Lille University where he spent a year with the Erasmus programme. He is a keen film fan, and produced documentaries during his time at university, one of which won a 02 Media Award. He is a lifelong fan and season ticket holder of Leeds United.
Senior Consultant at NKCC specialising in copyright and licensing
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 Legal Advisor at NKCC
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 Brand Licensing Specialist at NKCC
Anne 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.
Film Rights Researcher and Junior Consultant at NKCC
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.
Image Rights Researcher at NKCC
David’s 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. His experience includes image sales, licensing, copyright and rights research professional.
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.
TownsWeb Archiving Ltd specialise in providing digitisation services and software within the Heritage Sector. TownsWeb Archiving Ltd work within public and private sector archives helping to convert old, precious, fragile and culturally significant items in to digital formats.
NKCC is delighted to be working closely with TownsWeb Archiving in providing rights management support in association with their digitisiation services and products.
vice focussing on data protection and GDPR law. It aims to help all types of organisations understand the basics of data protection. Content Clear’s consultants are qualified Data Protection Practitioners (formerly known as ISEB) certified by the British Computer Society, and have over a decade of experience working in the field of compliance, report writing and training. In addition to this Content Clear consultants have extensive project management experience and are PRINCE2 qualified.
Content Clear has worked closely with NKCC in developing high quality GDPR training materials.