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Overcoming Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Complexities and Protecting and Exploiting Intellectual Property Rights in Museums


TitleOvercoming Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Complexities and Protecting and Exploiting Intellectual Property Rights in Museums
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsPaterson, M.
Secondary TitleHands On: Hypermedia & Interactivity in Museums: Selected Papers from the Third International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums: Volume 2 (ICHIM 95 / MCN 95)
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedSan Diego, California
EditorBearman, D.
Keywordsintellectual property, international comparison, law, rights
Abstract

To a large extent, intellectual property law is the same around the world. In the museum context this so because the legal framework centres around copyright and contract laws which, due to treaties and conventions, are very similar across international borders. This paper looks at (a) common copyright problems that arise in relation to hypermedia; (b) how to avoid the common problems that arise; (c) what Copyright and other Intellectual Property rights are held by museums; (d) how intellectual property rights can be protected; and (e) how intellectual property rights can be exploited.

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