Rights & Reproductions: Guidelines and Best Practices

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cover of Rights & Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural InstitutionsIn the ever-shifting environment of new technologies, digital reproductions, and burgeoning social media uses, the rights and permissions landscape is rapidly changing. In the four week online course "Rights & Reproductions: Guidelines and Best Practices" participants will receive a broad overview to the key functions of a rights and reproductions specialist at a cultural institution. Participants will be introduced to numerous topics, including:

  • An overview of Intellectual Property (IP) law, ethics and risk (in the United States), and the broad differences found in international IP rights.
  • Rights issues in permanent collections: determining the rights status of collection objects, identifying rights holders, and preparing non-exclusive licenses.
  • Uses of materials, including, but not limited to, publications and exhibitions, educational materials, websites and social media, marketing and promotion, retail and commercial products, licensing materials to external users, and evolving photography policies.
  • Varying processes employed for clearing permissions and sourcing materials, as well as when a utilization of fair use is appropriate and the types of attribution required.

Instructor: Anne M. Young

Course Start Date: June 4, 2018

Duration: 4 weeks