Developing Intellectual Property Policies for Museums
Workshop: IP Policy
This half-day workshop will teach participants the basics of planning, developing, and writing an intellectual property (IP) policy for their museum. Participants will learn:
What is a Policy?
Developing an IP policy - the process
The Elements of Intellectual Property Policies
The workshop will combine both lecture and hands-on activities. Participants will compare and contrast existing museum and university IP policies to examine the philosophical and practical choices individual institutions make when crafting their policies. The workshop will follow the methodology outlined in the new CHIN/NINCH publication, Developing Intellectual Property Policies: A How-to Guide for Museums. (Diane M. Zorich, Ottawa: Canadian Heritage Information Network, 2003).
Important Note: This workshop is not a primer on IP law, nor will it discuss IP statutes or legal rulings. Participants should have a basic knowledge of IP law (especially copyright) and an understanding of IP issues in museums.