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Dead or alive: Whose art work is up for grabs?

Published 17.04.07 at 19:30

This Own-it podcast is aimed at curators, archivists, picture librarians, visual artists and those creating archive images for use online, in film or in other creative mediums. It covers some of the issues around sourcing works, and images of works, of contemporary as well as out-of-copyright artists and draws on two case studies; for example, it highlights the steps you need to take if you are sourcing works from living artists or institutions and picture libraries, as well as issues of quality, negotiating fees and preserving the material.

As well as looking at the practicalities, the podcast also looks at the important underlying legal issues, including copyright, moral rights, database rights and trade marks, as well as the content of licence agreements.

This free event took place at the London College of Communication in April 2007. Speakers included Swan Turton solicitor Nicholas Sharp and Paola Marchionni from JISC at King's College.

This podcast is downloadable in two parts.

Please note that these podcasts discuss the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. They provide general information only and are not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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