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2 March 2021

Top Tips for Using Your Digital Assets to Support Your Strategy

By Debbie McDonnell, Senior Consultant I recently enjoyed delivering a talk on how to use digital assets to support your strategy back in October 2020 as part of the #HeritageDigitalNow sessions provided by Heritage Digital, a project funded by The National Heritage Lottery Fund. If you missed it, a recording of the session is available […]

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1 February 2021

Why Brand Licensing is Becoming Ever More Important for Heritage Organisations

By Liz Bowers, Senior Consultant The closure of museums, galleries and other heritage venues for much of 2020 has wiped out their biggest income sources – admissions, exhibition ticket sales, shop and café income and revenue from corporate hospitality and events. Business areas that do not rely on visitor numbers have therefore become ever more […]

5 January 2021

Selling for Survival – Part 2

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant There is a fascinating episode of Malcom Gladwell’s podcast “Revisionist History” that begins with the story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s financial crisis of 2018. The museum, which owns some 2 million items, mostly in remote storage facilities and literally never seen, was for the first time contemplating an […]

21 October 2020

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Copyright

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant For every reason imaginable, the recent death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) shouldn’t go unmentioned – even in the realm of copyright. Justice Ginsburg leaned in general towards strong copyright protection; unsurprisingly, she found favour in the entertainment industry. Upon her passing, Motion Picture Association Chairman Charles […]

14 October 2020

Transferring Data Abroad: The Implications of Schrems II

By Faye Cheung, Researcher Background: Schrems I In 2015 Max Schrems, a law student at the time, took the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to court over inaction against complaints that he had made about Facebook. The case was considered by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) after The Guardian’s exposé of a US National Security […]

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24 September 2020

Non-exclusive Reproduction Agreements with Artists

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant An interesting question came up recently in a museum copyright forum based across the pond.  The issue is one that I think has application anywhere one deals with agreements and licences drawn up with artists, authors, and other creators.  National legal differences may exist, but it’s still a good example […]

28 August 2020

GDPR in the News

By Naomi Korn and Faye Cheung Naomi and Faye reflect on the lawfulness of the Government’s Track and Trace systems, discuss protecting personal data post COVID-19 and provide top tips regarding keeping data secure. Lawfulness of the Government’s Track and Trace Systems Online security and privacy considerations will underpin the technological solutions transforming the shift […]

25 August 2020

A Fine Balance

By Matthew Bailey Why it is Important that Cultural Heritage Institutions don’t Get Fixated on an All-or-nothing Approach to the e-Use of Digital Content In a previous blog published by Debbie McDonnell[1], she highlighted the increasing number of UK museums and galleries making digital images available under the terms of open content licences. Most of […]

27 July 2020

Bringing Information Law in from the Cold

By Naomi Korn Challenges for Library, Information and Knowledge Management Workers Staff in library, information management and knowledge management (LIK) services are facing a challenging time, now more than ever. Technology is advancing apace and the impact of Covd-19, has utilised these changes in technology, whilst also presented challenges in terms of how we square […]

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2 July 2020

Security and Privacy Implications Around Health Data, and Tracking and Tracing

By Carol Tullo, OBE, Senior Consultant Online security and privacy underpin the technology solutions transforming the approach to coming out of lockdown.  We have all got used to the tools that have enabled the shift to home and remote working in the past four months.  We, our work, and our organisations have adapted,  possibly never […]

22 June 2020

GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 – Two Years On

By Faye Cheung, Researcher It has been over two years since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented across the EU together with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) in the UK. GDPR and DPA have introduced stricter data protection measures than the previous legislation (Data Protection Act 1998) by bringing data protection […]

27 May 2020

Free and Helpful Resources From Naomi Korn Associates

by Maddie Beeson, Projects and Programmes Officer At Naomi Korn Associates we are passionate about sharing knowledge in an accessible and engaging format. During the past few months we’ve been adding lots of new resources to our website which we hope in turn will help support the community, and in particular the shift to home […]

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