• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 20.5    |    
    • Purpose of libraries and archives
    • Potential of digitization
    • Copyright web resources
    • Legal difficulties of digitization
  • 05:08    |    
    Copyright law
    • Digitization project extension
    • Changes in practice
    • Decision tree for digitization
    • Public domain
      • Life of the author
      • Corporate works
      • Inherited copyrights
      • Government publications
    • Foreign works
      • Adherence to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
      • Implications for works from the United States
      • Public domain images
      • Different copyright laws among countries
    • Copyright ownership
      • Initial ownership
      • Transferred copyrights
      • Reversion clauses for out of print
    • Deeds of gift
      • Donor copyright form
      • Revision of donor form
      • When to think about getting permission
    • Guatemalan copyright law limitations
      • Limitations on author rights
      • No authority for public digital distribution of digital copies
      • Article 68 of the n Ley de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos
      • Reproduction authorization
      • Libraries' rights
  • 28:24    |    
    Collaborative effort to identify orphan works
    • Dealing with unclear rights
    • Risk assessment
    • Orphan works protection legislation
    • Copyright notice
    • Copyright statement, University of California
      • Shouldn't copyright laws be different for libraries?
      • Illegality of making additional copies during the digitization process
      • Could a library win a case if it demonstrated a reasonable search for the owner of copyrighted material?
      • Are you aware of any such cases?
      • Where can lawsuits for copyright violation be brought?
    • Library of Congress publication of images online
    • The Getty Museum's policy on orphan works
  • 52:24    |    
    Collaboration on the evidence base
    • Purpose of reasonable search
    • Elements of risk assessment
    • Building evidence base with commercial entities
    • Routine for identifying works in the public domain
      • Documentation of legal requirements for different countries
      • Documentation of factual information sources
      • Documentation of results
      • Publicly display findings
  • 01:02:06    |    
    • Changes in business environment
    • Transition period
    • Legal risk assessment
    • Considerations for decision makers
    • Opportunity cost of digitization
  • 01:10:16    |    
    Final credits

Copyright Law and Mass Digitization

New Media  | 21 de octubre de 2008  | Vistas: 445

About this video

Georgia Harper, scholarly communications advisor for the University of Texas Libraries in Austin, discusses copyright law in the United States and Guatemala and the significance of digitizing published works for the preservation of history and culture. She explains that current copyright laws have limitations regarding works with unclear property status only allowing digitization in cases of works in the public domain. Throughout her presentation Harper offers several recommendations for reducing legal risks when using orphan works.


Copyright Law and Mass Digitization
Georgia Harper

Student Center Building, CE-200
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, October 21, 2008

A New Media - UFM. Production. Guatemala, October 2008
Camera: Manuel Alvarez, Jorge Samayoa; digital editing: Alexander Arauz; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Rebeca Zuñiga; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz


Georgia Harper is the scholarly communications advisor for the University of…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín