Licensing digital content to create revenue

In this webinar, Naomi Korn discusses IPR and licensing digital content.

Every object in a museum collection has rights associated with it – for example rights may lie in the ownership of the object, the ownership of any underlying copyright, or a brand which is connected to the object. As collections are digitised, and the users of collections seek new ways to interact with museum collections, collections managers need to balance the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) with the possibility of generating revenue from increasingly digitised content. Understanding the IPR associated with museum collections is an integral part of their management, and a first step to exploiting licensing as one way of generating income from the collection.

Using examples of good practice, and with an emphasis on digital content, this webinar will focus on:

  • How museums can manage IPR within a Collections Management Framework, to make better use of their collections.
  • How licensing can provide opportunities for creative use of the collection, including the generation of income.

Watch a video of the webinar:

Naomi Korn is Director of Web2Rights Ltd and also one of the Partners of Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy. She is an experienced IP Consultant and the Chair of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance, (LACA) taking a keen interest in digital licensing, rights management and rights exploitation. Naomi works across the public sector, in particular with Higher and Further Education institutions and their funders, but also with museums, libraries, archives, businesses and professional organisations, to help them develop IP strategies and embed appropriate policies, procedures and processes. Naomi is also an experienced trainer and facilitator. Naomi spent several years working as the Tate’s first Copyright Officer and has spent the last 14 years specialising in copyright.

Copyright: A Practical Edition provides further guidance is available to purchase from the Collections Trust online shop.

Date created: 2014

Author: Naomi Korn