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28 January 2022

New Team Members at Naomi Korn Associates

The new year has brought about some exciting changes here at Naomi Korn Associates, and we are pleased to introduce two new additions to the staff team: Jess Pembroke joins us as Head of Data Protection. A data protection and legal compliance specialist, Jess brings with her over 10 years’ experience in senior roles within […]

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14 January 2022

Why Doesn’t Copyright Make Sense?

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant Why does it often seem that copyright is difficult to navigate in the realm of art?  It’s copyright’s history. The legal protections of copyright were originally created for one medium of expression – literature – and were subsequentially extended to other media. The issues addressed looked similar, and the advantages of […]

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22 December 2021

Seasons Greetings

Wishing all our clients, partners and friends Seasons Greetings and a Healthy and Happy New Year. We have loved supporting you and look forward to continuing to help you in 2022. Our Office closes on Wednesday 22nd December at 5.00 and reopens on Tuesday 4th January 2022. With our best wishes The Team at Naomi […]

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8 December 2021

Mischief, Fakes, and Provenance

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant The Museum of Forgeries (take a look here) is the latest escapade cooked up by a Brooklyn, New York, collective calling itself MSCHF [i], which is thoughtfully providing us with some provocative things to ponder as the art world morphs into a financial world all its own. A full description […]

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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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