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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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18 May 2020

How can libraries be an essential resource when exploiting Intellectual Property?

By Patrick Ibbotson, Head of Partnerships and Projects I was delighted to speak at the recent CILIP Copyright Conference, run in partnership with Naomi Korn Associates, and this blog is an adaptation of that speech. Naomi Korn Associates has been chairing and setting the programme for the CILIP Copyright Conference for the last 10 years […]

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27 April 2020

Thinking about copyright in digitisation projects

By Stephanie Ashcroft, Consultant & Rights Researcher For the heritage sector, digitisation projects are a great way of making the most of your collections. As well as preserving your collections for the long-term, digitisation allows you to make them more accessible. This can increase visitor numbers, both in-house and to your website, and help you […]

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7 April 2020

Is it Safe to Use? – Guidelines for re-using images from Wiki sites

By Julia Ruxton, Consultant and Rights Researcher When searching for images for commercial use we often turn to Wiki sites as first port of call, but are all the images safe to use for commercial purposes?  Not everything posted in the Commons or Media sites or used on a Wiki page is in fact open […]

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23 March 2020

The Challenges of Remote Working at Present

By Carol Tullo, OBE, Senior Consultant For those who work remotely all or part of the time already, you or your employer [depending on whether you are self employed/freelancer or an employee] will have safeguards in place that enable you to operate securely when handling commercially sensitive or others’ third party data.  The difference, in […]

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17 March 2020

Wealth of Licensed Images Available from UK Museums and Cultural Organisations

By Debbie McDonnell, Senior Consultant We all value creative content, that’s why we want to use images and videos in our presentations, blogs and websites and tell our friends and colleagues about the latest film, video game, work of art or book we’ve enjoyed. Copyright protection encourages us to stop before sharing content and consider […]

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13 March 2020

Training and consultancy services now accessible remotely

During this time of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we might find ourselves having to work remotely from home. At Naomi Korn Associates we are taking every necessary step to ensure we can continue to provide the best expert advice and support wherever we can. We are pleased to announce that all our copyright, data protection […]

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5 March 2020

New Global Partnership Provides End-to-End Intellectual Property and Privacy Management Services

Coller IP, a globally recognised IP strategy, training and valuation firm and Naomi Korn Associates, one of the UK’s leading copyright and data protection specialists are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership. Combining a wealth of expertise and skills, the partnership will provide long-term, comprehensive and cost-effective intellectual property and data privacy consultancy and training […]

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24 February 2020

Registering with the ICO

By Susan Doe The UK data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), announced on 3 December 2019 that they will be contacting ALL registered UK companies to remind them of their legal responsibility to register with ICO as a Data Controller and pay a registration fee. The blog entry on the ICO website is […]

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4 February 2020

Data in a post Brexit world

By Carol Tullo, OBE February 1, 2020 – everything changed but everything stays the same!  We are in transition until 31 December 2020 so the next 11 months, as all the news bulletins and press are saying, brings negotiations and new agreements with our former EU partners and the rest of the world.  For those […]

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21 January 2020

Museum Volunteers and Copyright

By Naomi Korn Museums rely on volunteers and their help. However, the copyright in any content that volunteers create on behalf of the museum will not belong to the museum, which will restrict enormously a museum’s ability to reuse such content. Ideally museums who work with volunteers should seek a transfer of copyright to the […]

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7 January 2020

Professor Adrienne Muir joins Naomi Korn Associates’ Growing Team of Experts

We are delighted to welcome Professor Adrienne Muir who brings decades of expertise and experience in copyright law and information law compliance to the team at Naomi Korn Associates.  Until December 2019 Adrienne was Professor of Information Management at Robert Gordon University Aberdeen. She has researched and taught information law for over 25 years. Her […]

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