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Intellectual Property and Multimedia

TitleIntellectual Property and Multimedia
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsLooms, P. O.
Secondary TitleHypermedia & Interactivity in Museums, Proceedings of an International Conference
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedPittsburgh, PA
KeywordsICHIM91, intellectual property, multimedia authoring, museum multimedia design problems, policy issues

This paper adresses some of the intellectual property Issues which arose during the planning and production of SIULLEQ, a Danish multimedia project about Greenland and its culture. They include copyright, moral rights ("droite morale") and the Implications of the Danish Data Protection Act in relation to the creation, use and downloading of materials by different categories of end users. As regards the non-commercial use of SIULLEQ by educational and cultural institutions, existing copyright subscription systems in related areas in Denmark can be adapted to encompass multimedia products. The author concludes with some observations regarding the future of multimedia in education.