Copyright is one of the key issues affecting any organisation with a collection. People responsible for museums, libraries and archives worry about who owns what, are sometimes perplexed by publishing rights and occasionally even fret about photocopying.
The European Commission has announced a set of proposals to amend the 2003 Public Sector Information Directive. Among the implications of these proposals is the fact that museums, libraries and archives will be brought into the scope of the Directive.
A report completed by Curtis & Cartwright (in partnership with Ithaka and the Collections Trust) on behalf of the European Commission, looking at the current status of the reuse of Public Sector Information.
The Prime Minister commissioned the Hargreaves Review of IP and Growth (named after Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University) in an effort to re-boot both the principle and the application of IP legislation in the UK to make them fit for purpose in a Digital Age.
A report commissioned by the Strategic Advisory Board on IP, looking at the relationship between Copyright and Contract Law in the UK.
A Collections Trust factsheet providing an introduction to copyright law for the non-specialist collections manager.
A Collections Trust factsheet designed to provide information for collections holders with some background knowledge of copyright law.
A Collections Trust factsheet providing guidance to collections holding organisations on issues of digital copyright.
Commission of the European Communities Green Paper: Copyright in the Knowledge Economy. Response by the Museums Copyright Group.
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