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Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks: Copyright Guidance Notes

CREATe Working Paper 2018/09

Ronan Deazley, Kerry Patterson, Paul Torremans


This paper compiles twelve Notes exploring copyright issues commonly encountered in digitisation projects, and are designed for use by cultural heritage institutions. Written by specialists in copyright and archives, they should be regarded as guidance and not legal advice. They are designed for users in the UK.

The Notes should be accessible for those without a law background, but contain legal references to give them enough weight to be of use at all levels of decision making. Each document provides a legislative context and outlines practical implications, including examples from the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks.

  1. Copyright in titles and newspaper headlines
  2. Copyright in the typographical arrangement of published editions
  3. Copyright in pseudonymous and anonymous works
  4. Copyright in newspaper articles
  5. Copyright in photographs: Duration
  6. Copyright in photographs: Ownership
  7. Using insubstantial parts of a copyright protected work
  8. Copyright across borders
  9. Moral Rights: Attribution
  10. Moral Rights: False attribution
  11. Moral rights: Integrity
  12. Moral rights: The right to privacy in certain photographs and films

These notes were created as part of the ‘Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks’ project, available at This edition has been edited by K. Patterson; the first version is available as R. Deazley, K. Patterson & P. Torremans, Copyright Guidance Notes (1st Edition) (2017):

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