Copyright And Cultural Institutions: Digitising Collections In Public Museums, Galleries And Libraries

Grant number: LP0348534

Abstract

Digital technology gives cultural institutions significant new avenues for research, preservation and public access to collections, but also raises substantial issues about copyright management. This project investigates how museums, galleries and libraries are digitising material under Australian copyright law. Legal and sociological research involving collaboration with six leading cultural institutions will produce digitisation guidelines facilitating appropriate copyright management, and will underlie an evaluation of copyright law and industry practice. This case-study of how digital technology changes relationships between copyright owners, users and the general public offers major con..

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