Naomi Korn

CEO and Founder

Naomi Korn is one of UK’s leading experts in copyright, data protection and licensing. Since 2003 she has supported the cultural, heritage, charity, education and private sectors on rights management and rights exploitation.

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.

Naomi has chaired and created the programme for the annual CILIP Copyright Conference since 2011. She co-authored Information Law: Compliance for Librarians, Information Professionals and Knowledge Managers. Published in 2020 by Facet Publishing, it is 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.

Since 2018 Naomi has worked with National Lottery Heritage Fund Advisors Network as a sectorial specialist on rights management supporting NLHF and its funded projects. She was also appointed a CREATe Industry Fellow in 2017.

Between 2013-17 Naomi was Chair of Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA). 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. Naomi regularly represents the interests of the sector to UK government ministers, and sits on government advisory groups.

Naomi was a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) the second largest professional organisation for librarians in the world from 2015–17.

Between 2002–07, Naomi was the Secretary of the Museums Copyright Group and a founding member of the Museums IP Network.

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 Programmes 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 she is also a workshop leader.

In April 2023, Naomi joined the Editorial Board of Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association.