CREATe’s recently organized symposium ‘Archives and Copyright: Developing an Agenda for Reform’ addressed the proposed changes to current copyright legislation, which continue to cause concern within the cultural heritage sector. The event, held in London on 27th September, examined the use of risk-management strategies by cultural heritage institutions, using the Wellcome Library’s Codebreakers project as an exemplar.
We are now making available a resource page for the symposium featuring a talking heads film with brief commentary from the speakers, which outlines the main topics of the day: the Wellcome Digital Library and the Codebreakers project; the potential of risk management strategies as a solution to rights clearance for mass-digitisation; the proposed changes to UK legislation; and the experience of American archivists and librarians, through fair use, the Hathi Trust case, and greater reliance on risk analysis.
The resource page also includes photographs, selected social media reactions to the event, an updated event report, slides from the presentations given on the day, and a list of attendees. The above page is designed to grow and expand as a micro site, with full-length videos and text of the presentations and Q&As from this symposium as well as providing a forum to disseminate the results of a CREATe PhD in the area of archival copyright.