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21 September 2023

Building Communities of Copyright Practice Within and Across Cultural Heritage Organisations

By Naomi Korn This post discusses the concept of a Community of Copyright Practice Within and Across Cultural Heritage Organisations. Whilst the concept of a community of copyright practice has been around for a while now mainly across educational establishments[1], it has not been actively applied to cultural heritage organisations. The concept and its applications […]

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4 September 2023

What are the benefits of appointing a Data Protection Officer?

By Sofia Carroll, Information Governance Manager Discover how you can benefit from expert GDPR advice at your fingertips even if the law doesn’t require you to appoint a Data Protection Officer. Do I need a Data Protection Officer? Article 37 of the UK GDPR lists certain scenarios when you must appoint a Data Protection Officer […]

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24 August 2023

Someone Using Your Content Without Your Permission?

By Naomi Korn, CEO It can be upsetting if you become aware of someone using your work without your permission. However, the good news is that as the copyright holder, the law will be on your side. This means that the onus will be on them to prove that they either have your permission to use […]

9 August 2023

Levitating: Rising above the copyright noise 

By Sean Waterman, Head of IP  Pop Star Dua Lipa, record producer Stephen Kozmeniuk and Warner Brothers Music Group are subject to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles over the use of a recording used in her hit track ‘Levitating’. This is the third lawsuit relating to the track.  This case highlights the potential risks […]

3 August 2023

Take Down Policies: The EVA Approach

By Naomi Korn, CEO and Sean Waterman, Head of Intellectual Property It is important for organisations that publish content online, including websites and social media, or in exhibitions and publications, to have a take down notice or policy. A take down notice or policy communicates their position regarding copyright and particularly if there is a […]

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16 June 2023

IP Policies

By Sean Waterman, Head of IP The use of intellectual property (IP) rights such as patents, trademarks, registered designs and copyright by UK companies makes a significant contribution to the UK’s GPD and employment. Between 2014-2016 IP rights intensive industries in the UK accounted for over 8.4 million jobs (28.1% of all UK jobs) and […]

25 April 2023

Orphan Works Post Brexit – What Next?

By Naomi Korn, CEO Orphan works – works that are in copyright but where the rights holders are unknown or cannot be traced – are a global, unsolved problem representing likely billions of items. I was one of the first to study the scale and scope of orphan works across UK cultural heritage organisations, analysed […]

17 April 2023

Are Memes Mean? The rights and data protection implications of memes and viral videos

By Jess Pembroke, Head of Data Protection, Naomi Korn Associates “Going viral” is a term used to describe something becoming extremely popular often resulting in images or clips being shared millions of times online. However, what the internet (and its users) often forgets is that behind an image or video clip is an individual, a […]

28 March 2023

Copyright Insights for Academic Librarians 

Naomi Korn Associates and CILIP Partnership Training Online, Half-Day Course Wednesday 31 May 2023 10am-1pm Copyright and licensing issues present specific challenges for academic librarians who are often responsible for compliance across their organisation. This includes responding to staff and student queries, communicating licensing terms, awareness raising and policy development. We are thrilled to be […]

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24 March 2023

CILIP Copyright Conference 2023 – Early bird ticket rate ends Friday 31 March

Early bird ticket rates for this year’s CILIP Copyright Conference will be ending on Friday 31 March.   This year’s online Copyright Conference is an ideal and unique opportunity for all librarians, archivists and information professionals to update their knowledge and professional practice in this crucial area. Additionally, it will appeal to those who want to […]

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24 March 2023

Trying to Keep Up:  Art, Museums, A.I., and NFTs 

By Amalyah Keshet “You can say anything is a work of art… but if you burn a Banksy and then want money for it [selling it as an NFT], that ranks pretty low on the art scale for me.”   Art has always reveled in being controversial. So far, 2023 seems to promise a lot of gripping technological […]

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10 March 2023

NKA at the Association of Cultural Enterprises Conference

Naomi and Sean braved the snow to attend the Annual Association of Cultural Enterprises Conference, which this year took place in Harrogate from 9-10 March 2023. Naomi was thrilled to present a paper on how positive lessons learnt about IP management during Covid, could be harnessed to support recovery from the current cost of living […]

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