Resources for Practitioners

This part of the web resource contains three types of downloadable information. The Guidance Notes explore copyright issues commonly encountered in digitisation projects, and are designed for use by cultural heritage institutions. The bibliography contains all the references used to create the site, and a ‘working paper’ brings together the project introduction with the sections on risk, diligence, the legal situation surrounding orphan works and the project’s conclusion.

Copyright Guidance Notes

  1. Copyright in titles and newspaper headlines

  2. Copyright in the typographical arrangement of published editions

  3. Copyright in pseudonymous and anonymous works

  4. Copyright in newspaper articles

  5. Copyright in photographs: duration

  6. Copyright in photographs: ownership

  7. Using insubstantial parts of a copyright protected work

  8. Copyright across borders

  9. Moral Rights: Attribution

  10. Moral Rights: False attribution

  11. Moral rights: Integrity

  12. Moral rights: The right to privacy in certain photographs and films

These documents have been written by specialists in copyright and archives but they should be regarded as guidance and not legal advice. They are written for users in the UK. The aim of the documents is to be accessible for those without a background in copyright law, but equally, they contain legal references to give them enough weight to be of use at all levels of decision making. Each document provides a legislative context and outlines practical implications, including examples from the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks. Please note that these resources are still undergoing a process of review,

Other Downloadable Resources


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Homepage Copyright Statement

Please cite this resource as: R. Deazley, K. Patterson and V. Stobo, Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks (2017),