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30 November 2021

New Consultants Join Naomi Korn Associates

We are very excited to announce some new additions to the Naomi Korn Associates team! Bernard Horrocks joins us as Senior Consultant alongside his current role at IP Manager at Tate. Bernard is former Chair of the Museums IP Network (of which he was a founding member) and sits on the Executive of the Museums Copyright […]

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17 November 2021

Thinking about data protection in digitisation projects

By Stephanie Ashcroft, Consultant and Rights Researcher Digitisation projects offer a fantastic opportunity for heritage institutions to preserve and share their collections with wider audiences. The national lockdowns and restrictions in recent years, resulting in limited access to research material, exhibitions and outreach programmes, have highlighted the need to increase digital and remote access to […]

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25 October 2021

Copyright Exhaustion

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant Those of us toiling in the cultural heritage sector may all feel the occasional bit of copyright exhaustion. As it happens, that is actually a legal term, and it’s come up in the news recently. The U.K. Intellectual Property Office has announced a consultation on the matter of post-Brexit exhaustion […]

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6 October 2021

Data Protection Toolkit for Archive Services

Earlier this summer, we launched the brand new Data Protection Toolkit for Archive Services, commissioned by The National Archives and delivered by Naomi Korn Associates in collaboration with an advisory group of archivists. Archival collections are a hive of information but managing requests for access to personal data held within them can be challenging. Understanding the […]

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24 September 2021

Street Art from Banksy to the Vatican, and the Question of Anonymity

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant Quite likely the last organisation one would expect to be accused of copyright infringement – by a street artist no less – would be the Vatican.  Which proves once again that in the realm of copyright and the arts, the unexpected should always be expected. When Roman street artist Allessia […]

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6 September 2021

Freedom of Information – Friend or Foe?

By Jess Pembroke, Senior Consultant As any browbeat FOI officer will tell you, Freedom of Information Requests (FOIs) can sometimes be resource intensive and time consuming for public authorities to address. However, it is important not to forget what a valuable democratic tool we have at our disposal. It has recently been revealed though Freedom of Information requests […]

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24 August 2021

From Duchamp to the Cryptosphere

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant “Marcel Duchamp was a paradox. He was the artist who was an anti-artist, the artist who destroyed art….When he exhibited everyday objects in art galleries – objects such as a bicycle wheel, a bottle-rack, a comb or a urinal – he made them into art by virtue of their context, […]

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10 August 2021

Personal Data – Making Sense of Transfers and Processing

By Carol Tullo, OBE, Senior Consultant The recognition of UK adequacy back in June (see Adequate at Last) allowed data protection practitioners and organisations to breathe a huge sigh of relief as one of the elements of grit in the system was removed – at least until reviewed in 4 years’ time.  As the UK […]

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27 July 2021

Changes at Naomi Korn Associates

After 3 and a half years, Patrick Ibbotson, Head of Projects and Partnerships, will be leaving Naomi Korn Associates at the end of this month to study Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. Since joining the team in 2018, Patrick has been an intrinsic part of the development and growth of Naomi Korn Associates. We […]

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21 July 2021

Let’s Hear It for the Music – Top Tips on Adding Music to Your Videos

By Debbie McDonnell, Senior Consultant Video is becoming an ever more important medium for communicating with audiences. People love watching videos online to find out more about a subject or for pure entertainment. A good soundtrack enhances the visual content of a video by creating an emotional connection with your viewers or even strengthening the […]

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14 July 2021

Adequate at Last

By Faye Cheung, Researcher  The EU Commission have approved adequacy decisions for the UK, concluding that UK data protection law gives adequate protection to personal data. This is fantastic news for UK organisations because it means that personal data can continue to flow freely from the European Economic Area (EEA) into the UK. The EU-UK Trade […]

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8 July 2021

So Many Rights – Section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) and Its Impact on Cultural Heritage Organisations

By Naomi Korn, Managing Director The Intellectual Property Office has recently launched a call for views on the repeal of Section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA). As a statutory requirement of the legislation, the IPO would like to hear your views on whether and to what extent this regulation has […]

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