New Resource - Launch of the 'Copyright Cortex'
News, Copyrights, Museum Management, EU Culture Policy, Sharing, Advocacy | 03.08.2017

This online resource is dedicated to copyright and digital cultural heritage and provides "information and expert commentary on how copyright law affects the creation and management of digital cultural heritage."

Professor Ronan Deazley of Queen’s University Belfast and CREATe postgraduate researchers Victoria Stobo and Andrea Wallace launched the Copyright Cortex particularly for museums, libraries, archives and other memory institutions.

More studies and resources will be added over the coming months to the website's current beta version. In a blog post on CREATe, Victoria Stobo, described two features of the website:

  1. A catalogue that "brings together a wide range of material relating to copyright and digital cultural heritage: scholarly publications, practical guidance, policy documentation, and real world case studies."
  2. Copyright and Digital Cultural Heritage (or Copyright 101) is a book free to read online or download. "It presents a comprehensive introduction to copyright law for memory institutions, focusing specifically on how copyright impacts access to and use of digital cultural heritage materials within and across national borders."

Explore the Copyright Cortex here.