Our team is committed to helping the communities we support to grow and thrive through everything we do. As specialists in copyright, data protection and licensing we help businesses, organisations and individuals manage rights, simply. Although training is one of the key ways we help educate these sectors, we understand that copyright confidence boosting, talent building and support takes many forms – not just training. We aim to actively support our community by presenting at conferences and events, developing free copyright and data protection resources and leading lobbying efforts on behalf of the sector for better copyright laws. We also provide mentoring and business development opportunities through our Virtual Artist in Residence Programme, which forms part of our community engagement activities.

Come and see us

  • 6 November 2018. CILIP Academic and Research Libraries AGM, (CILIP Offices London). Naomi Korn will be delivering a presentation on GDPR and libraries.
  • ​16 November 2018. Conference for Librarians, Ibstock Place School, Roehampton. Naomi Korn will be delivering workshops on “Copyright in Practice in the Digital World: 50 Degrees of Risk”.
  • 16 January 2019. Portico Library/Independent Libraries Association conference, Manchester Naomi Korn will be delivering the keynote address.
  • ​2 April 2019. CILIP Copyright Conference. Naomi Korn has set the programme and will be chairing the conference.​

Supporting Lobbying Activities

Naomi Korn Associates is proud to support the LACA (Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance) new campaign Orphan Works Exception: Use It or Lose Campaign.

As a likely consequence of the UK leaving the EU, the UK is at risk of losing a hugely beneficial “exception to copyright” that allows cultural organisations to digitise and make available online “orphan works” from their collections – works whose copyright owner(s) are unknown or uncontactable. The Government has said that in the case of a “no-deal” Brexit this helpful exception will be removed from UK law.

LACA’s campaign is encouraging cultural heritage organisations to use the EU’s Orphan Works Exception in order to demonstrate its value and importance to the sector. More information can be found here.

Virtual Artist in Residence Programme

Performance Artist Rebecca Imaizumi

We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Imaizumi has been selected as Naomi Korn Associates first Virtual Artist in Residence. Rebecca is a performance artist who is offering consultancy services with a focus on marketing with a unique and tailored approach utilising the performing arts: The Unified Wolves. Rebecca’s residency will run for three months, from 1 October 2018 – 31 December 2018, during which time she will be mentored by Naomi. Rebecca will be providing monthly updates about her business development through our website. You can see a promo video for her business here.

The Virtual Artist in Residence Programme is part of our community engagement work, designed to assist artists by providing them with free access to help, resources in copyright, data protection and consultancy services. The programme supports all types of content creators, including performing artists, visual artists, musicians, photographers, fashion designers and writers, as well as professionals in the arts who are starting out in their careers. The aim of the programme is to help artists gain a better understanding of how they can use their IP rights to build their businesses, the ways they can protect their creative works,  how to identify when it is possible to use certain content and how to attribute it correctly. The programme offers mentoring support by Naomi Korn worth up to £1000 to each successful Virtual Artist in Reaidence.

As the programme develops, we will be featuring on our website some of the images and films of the works created by our Virtual Artists in Residence, which they have been able to use better to support their business initiatives with our help.

Find out more about the programme or apply by emailing Naomi Korn Associates’ Project Manager: Patrick Ibbotson, for more information and why you would be interested in becoming our next Virtual Artist in Residence.