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1 Europeana: First World War Digitisation Project – Rights Experience Benjamin White, Head of Intellectual Property British Library

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7 The Project Books Letters Trench Journals Posters Manuscripts Photographs etc etc

8 Copyright Duration Life plus 70 years for all this collection – oldest work from the BL still in copyright is from 1870s.

9 Copyright Conundrum Reputation Law and Penalties for Infringement Stakeholder relationships

10 What? Literary Dramatic Musical Artistic Works

11 What? English (UK, US, Canada, Australia etc) French (France, Belgium, UK) German (Germany, Austria, Australia) Serbo-Croat, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian

12 Best Way to Approach? Has to be “chunked down” as have to have a starting point. Could be: By collection By country By type of work By method of rights clearance

13 Out of Copyright Governmental Copyrights Highly likely to be out of copyright Starting Points for Digitisation

14 Depends on the circumstances but Does require a search Where a search is not possible engagement with that community important Advertising Letter writing – responses can be sporadic and varied. What is a diligent search?

15 Costs of Digitisation of 1 Book of 200 pages … Costs are €60 to digitise and preserve for a period of time. Manual diligent search based on the BL / ARROW study of 4 hours per book is €112

16 Google Collecting Society (Author, Publisher and Visual Works) ARROW Individual approaches to Publisher / Author / Agent Trade Associations Trade Directories Methods and Sources of Information - Books

17 Google Collecting Society (Publisher and Visual Works) Individual approaches to Publisher / Artist / Agent / Picture Library Trade Association Methods and Sources of Information – Artistic works

18 Google Communities Individual approaches Linked societies, institutions etc Advertising Methods and Sources of Information – Other Material

19 Is it an infringement? Is the rightsholder going to find out? If they do find out, are they likely to do anything about it? What is the likely financial or reputational damage? Risk Assessment

20 Notice and Takedown Policy on your website Keep a record of your diligent search Other Things

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