This course covers copyright legal issues specific to archives of digital material. You'll examine the impact of electronic technologies on the long-held law and tenets of copyright, including digital rights management and acquiring and advising on the use of rights in records. You’ll look at the basic text of relevant federal statutes and significant case law as well as examine case studies. A very brief review of copyright essentials will be provided to ground the discussion. The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resolving the most commonly encountered.
To obtain the A&D certificate, you must take either Copyright Issues for Digital Archives or Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives.
Archivists and others who need to address copyright legal issues relating to the digital archives of their institutions
You should have intermediate to advanced knowledge of archival practices and basic knowledge of copyright law and application in archives, including an understanding of the basic copyright terms typically found in donor or deed of gift agreements.