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Copyright and Cultural Memory: Digital Conference Proceedings

CREATe Working Paper 2017/03

Ronan Deazley and Andrea Wallace (eds) 2017


How does copyright impact the access to and use of our shared cultural heritage across borders, and online?

This working paper presents an edited transcript of a one-day conference funded by CREATe that explored this essential question. ‘Copyright and Cultural Memory’, organised by CREATe and held at The Lighthouse on 9 June 2016, addressed a number of copyright-related issues in the heritage sector. CREATe researchers Ronan Deazley (Queen’s University Belfast), Megan Blakely, Kerry Patterson, Victoria Stobo, and Andrea Wallace (all Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Glasgow) addressed the challenges of digitisation, intangible cultural heritage, risk-based models of copyright compliance for archive collections, and surrogate intellectual property rights.

The conference featured presentations by CREATe Postgraduate Researchers followed by a discussion with a panel of experts. Afterwards, keynote speak-er Simon Tanner (King’s College London) responded to the research. The day concluded with a question and answer session reflecting on the research presented and the role of copyright law and policy in the heritage domain. This working paper captures those presentations, along with the panel discussion and question and answer session that followed, in a citable format.

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