Book on Developing a Digital Licensing Agreement Strategy
By Lesley Ellen Harris
Does our museum need a digital licensing agreement policy?
May we post content on flickr, YouTube or Facebook?
What special concerns do Canadian museums face in licensing digital content on a global basis?
What fees should our museum collect for the use of its content on an organization?s Web site?
Who should be part of our negotiating team when licensing digital content?
These are a sampling of the many questions museums face when licensing digital content. Libraries, other cultural heritage institutions as well as law firms, governments and a variety of organizations are all faced with signing various license agreements for the use of digital content. This 2nd ed. of A Canadian Museum’s Guide to Developing a Digital Licensing Strategy provides guidance in the digital licensing sphere with a unique Canadian perspective. The book is published by the Canadian Heritage Information Network and available for free online here. Chapters are:
Museum questions on licensing Section 15.0 below deals with museum related copyright questions.Note that the book A Canadian Museum?s Guide to Developing a Licensing Strategy is currently being updated to take into account the nature of licensing by museums, archives and other cultural institutions in 2010 and beyond...
Developing a Digital Strategy - Where to start The benefits in economic growth, productivity, competitiveness, social inclusion, good government that the power of information and communications technology (ICT) could create are demanding high policy initiatives (Digital Agendas or Digital Strategies) to increase the adoption of ICT and network connectivity...
Agreement Proposed On Digital Royalties There's an apparent agreement on how digital royalties will be paid. The Digital Media Association has posted a press release outlining the agreement, which will be submitted to the Copyright Royalty Tribunal...