copyright training

Naomi Korn

CEO and Founder

Naomi Korn is one of UK’s leading experts in copyright, data protection and licensing. She is the CEO and Founder of Naomi Korn Associates and has been supporting the public, corporate, education and charity sectors on rights management and rights exploitation for the last 20 years. Naomi Korn is currently a part-time PhD student at the University of Edinburgh analysing the impact of Brexit on the management of orphan works. Her supervisors are Professor Melissa Terras and Dr Smita Kheria.

Naomi is the former Chair, Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) from 2013 – 2017. During this period, 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. She has also regularly represented the interests of the sector to UK Government Ministers and she regularly sits on Government advisory groups. From 2002 – 2007, Naomi was the Secretary of the Museums Copyright Group and also a founding member of the Museums IP Network. From 2015-17, Naomi was a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the second largest professional organisation for librarians in the world. In November 2017, Naomi was appointed a CREATe Industry Fellow and in 2018 Naomi joined the National Lottery Heritage Fund Advisors Network as a sectorial specialist on rights management supporting the National Lottery Heritage Fund and its funded projects. This appointment was renewed in 2022.

Naomi is a visiting lecturer at University College London, York University, Kingston University Business School and City University. She is currently a lecturer on the new MA in Curating Art and Public Programme run by the Whitechapel Art Gallery and London South Bank University. Naomi is a PhD Affiliate at the Centre for Data, Culture and Society, the University of Edinburgh, where is also a workshop leader.

Naomi has created the programme for the annual CILIP Copyright Conference since 2011, an event which she also chairs. Together with Charles Oppenheim and Adrienne Muir, Naomi co-authored “Information Law: Compliance for Librarians, Information Professionals and Knowledge Managers”, published in 2020 by Facet Publishing and based on the Compliance Methodology which she created. In 2020, Naomi was awarded the prestigious CILIP K&IM Walford Award for her outstanding contribution to Knowledge and Information Management.