Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Licensing strategy book for museums

The book A Canadian Museum’s Guide to Developing a Licensing Strategy is currently being updated to take into account the nature of licensing by museums, archives and other cultural institutions in 2010 and beyond. The 2nd edition of the book will discuss direct licensing from institutions as well as third party licensing, and licensing strategies in relation to publishing e-books, and posting content on social networking sites including flickr, Facebook and Youtube. The first edition of this book, published by CHIN, is at http://www.pro.rcip-chin.gc.ca/propriete_intellectuelle-intellectual_property/guide_elaboration-guide_developing/index-eng.jsp . The book includes information on issues specific to Canadian institutions, however much of the information on developing a licensing strategy is global and relevant to all.

One chapter of the book includes questions and answers on licensing strategies. Do you have questions? Please email them to me or post them at www.copyrightanswers.blogspot.com, so they can be anonymously addressed in the 2nd edition of the book. Also, I would like to hear any interesting licensing situations your institution has recently been involved in. All information will be kept confidential.



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