News & Views


11 October 2019

Copyright enforcement and using images

By Patrick Ibbotson Using third party imagery is commonly done but sourcing and utilising imagery must be conducted with the upmost care and attention. Otherwise it could turn out to be a costly mistake. In UK law, copyright will protect original images and therefore there will be a copyright owner for each image. The owner […]

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20 August 2019

EU Orphan Works Exception and a No-Deal Brexit Statement on Impact and Alternatives

A statement from LACA Naomi Korn Associates has been a long-term supporter of The Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA). Naomi Korn is the former Chair during which time she led the reform of the UK’s copyright laws on behalf of the cultural heritage sector, resulting in new UK exceptions to copyright in 2014.  Patrick Ibbotson is the current LACA […]

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14 August 2019

Meet Michele Leong

Naomi Korn Associates is delighted to welcome Michele Leong, who joins the team after working for V&A Enterprises for over 20 years. Michele joins the team as a Rights Researcher, further bolstering our ability to provide expert, long standing rights clearance support. Michele is experienced in copyright, rights clearance, digitisation, digital asset management and keywording […]

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8 August 2019

Books; Reading and Posting Online: Caring, Sharing and Copyright

By Naomi Korn Sharing is caring, as we are taught, from childhood. It’s socially and culturally acceptable and often encouraged for a myriad of reasons and important societal benefits. However, copyright law does not work on the same premise. Sharing without permission, (which would include copying, publishing, renting, reproducing online etc) is more than just […]

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24 July 2019

Contract law – the basics

By Patrick Ibbotson Contract law forms the basis of everything we do at Naomi Korn Associates, whether it’s an agreement with a client or consultant or advising on underpinning sound Intellectual Property Rights and Data Protection management through robust contracts. Contract know-how, what they are, what they mean and developing sound contract negotiation skills, is […]

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4 July 2019

Learning about Intellectual Property never ends

By Claudia Weaver Claudia Weaver was Naomi Korn Associates second Virtual Artist in Residence from January – March 2019. The Virtual Artist in Residence Programme is part of Naomi Korn Associates Community engagement work. It is a programme designed to support emerging artists. Here, Claudia discusses the impact of the Programme on her work and […]

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26 June 2019

GDPR & Membership Organisations: One Year On

By Naomi Korn GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was transposed into UK law in May 2018 as the Data Protection Act 2018. By increasing the responsibilities of those who process personal data, as well as increasing the rights of people whose personal data is being processed, the sector, the country, the EU and arguably the […]

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11 June 2019

What are our Top Tips for raising copyright awareness in your organisation?

Senior Consultant at Naomi Korn Associates, Debbie McDonnell, gives her views I have worked in copyright for nearly 20 years in organisations varying from charities to museums to the British Council where I advise on copyright issues for staff carrying out cultural relations and education work in the UK and other countries. In each case, […]

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28 May 2019

GDPR and the Data Protection Act, one year on. What have we learnt?

By Naomi Korn Photo by Hunter Harritt on Unsplash   It’s one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was transposed into legislation across EEA member countries and in the UK as the Data Protection Act 2018. But data protection laws are not new – it’s simply that their relevance in the digital age had diminished. GDPR […]

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17 May 2019

Making friends at the Museums + Heritage Show

By Naomi Korn ©NaomiKornAssociates   It was fantastic to take part in the annual Museums + Heritage show again this year and lovely to see faces new and old at our stand and at my talks on Copyright Best Practices and How to Develop a Copyright Policy. Safe to say there is still a great […]

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7 May 2019

Data Protection Act, nearly one year on

By Naomi Korn Associates   Photo by Joshua Sortino on Unsplash   It has almost been a year since the The Data Protection Act 2018 came into force 25 May 2018. For Elizabeth Denham, the ICO Commissioner, the crucial change that this law brought about is accountability; ‘It enshrines in law an onus on companies to understand the […]

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16 April 2019

Managing Rights Data – Top Ten Tips

Senior Consultant at Naomi Korn Associates, Alex Bromley, gives his views Having a clear understanding of copyright law is vital for information professionals if they are to efficiently and legally manage their collections or assets. What is also important is how this information is presented in a collections management system or DAM system. There may […]

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