Digital Archiving Resources

Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Preservation

Title

Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Preservation

Subject

Copyright

Description

Although the article is written for a British audience and the copyright laws and legislation regarding author/creator’s “moral rights” are different from the U.S. similar challenges from special interest groups and handling orphan works beset American archivists as they do British archivists. The author also recommends policies appropriate and practical for digital archivists in the U.S. Encouraging the creator to establish access and property rights before ingesting the materials and assisting the depositor with creating metadata are strategies that may enhance access without violating copyright infringement. Other strategies include risk management planning and carefully assessing the varieties of licensing required of each type of deposited object. Establishing “clear and ethical guidelines” for accessing or reusing the collection and incorporating descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata (legal references) should ameliorate risks of copyright and intellectual property infringement.

Abstract

The DPC Technology Watch Reports identify, delineate, monitor and address topics that have a major bearing on ensuring our collected digital memory will be available tomorrow. They provide an advanced introduction in order to support those charged with ensuring a robust digital memory, and they are of general interest to a wide and international audience with interests in computing,
information management, collections management and technology.

Creator

Charlesworth, Andrew

Publisher

Digital Preservation Coalition

Date

2012-12-02

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Rights

Digital Preservation Coalition 2012 and Andrew Charlesworth 2012

Type

Report

Bibliographic Citation

Charlesworth, Andrew. "Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Preservation." A report presented to the Digital Preservation , Bristol, UK, December 2, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.7207/twr12-02

Files

DPC report.tiff

Citation

Charlesworth, Andrew, “Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Preservation,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 25, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/123.