We share knowledge and resources to empower everyone we work with. Since 2003, Naomi Korn Associates has developed free resources on open licence copyright, data protection and licensing. These resources are written for people working in the cultural, heritage, education, charity and private sectors. They are available free of charge under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike Licence.

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Intellectual Property Rights

Sorting out Rights and Permissions

Orphan Works and Risk Management

  • Orphan Works and 2021 Update (2022) A detailed overview of the changes to the management of orphan works the UK’s departure from European Union, by Naomi Korn Associates. This resource was originally published in March 2021.
  • Orphan Works and UK GLAMs: the case for a risk managed approach (2021) An article written by Naomi Korn sharing advice on orphan works risk management and thoughts on national policies needed moving forward. This article was originally published by Europeana in June 2021.
  • Orphan Works: Treasure in the rubbish (2011) A case study with the IWM’s document curator Rod Suddaby. Video created by the Strategic Content Alliance, which was directed by Naomi Korn.
  • In From the Cold: A survey of the impact and extent of orphan works (2009) by Naomi Korn. Funded by Jisc and Collections Trust. The first UK comprehensive studies examining the scale and impact on public service delivery of orphan works.
  • Risk Management Calculator Created as part of the Web2Rights OER Support Project, the Risk Management Calculator can be used to help understand the types of factors that might determine specific levels of risk.

Creative Commons and Open Content Licensing

Open Data Licensing

  • Open Data Licensing (2012) A short animation about open data licensing created by Naomi Korn as part of OER IPR Support Project funded by Jisc.
  • Licensing Open Data: A practical guide (2011) A briefing paper by Naomi Korn and Charles Oppenheim examining the different types of licences and related issues associated with open data.

Copyright Training Resources

Museums: Copyright and Data Protection

 Data Protection

Online Privacy and Security

  • Data Protection and Online Security: An Introduction (2021) Guidance, advice and resources to help UK charitable organisations carry out their online activities whilst safeguarding the privacy of people and keeping information secure. Produced by Naomi Korn Associates for the Beyond programme supported by Shift Foundation and DOT PROJECT.
  • Online Privacy and Security Guide (2020) Advice and resources for heritage organisations to help them keep information secure and safeguard people’s privacy when working remotely and from home. Produced by Naomi Korn Associates for The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Legal Compliance and the Workplace

Copyright and Data Protection – Webinar Archive

  • A collection of free copyright and data protection webinars hosted on the Naomi Korn Associates YouTube channel – click here to visit and subscribe.

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