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Digitisation, copyright and the GLAM sector: Constructing a fit-for-purpose safe harbour regime

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dc.contributor.author Coad, Samuel
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-27T02:58:37Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-12T02:31:49Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-27T02:58:37Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-12T02:31:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20978
dc.description.abstract Copyright law does not currently align with the legitimate activities of galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs). The GLAM sector plays a central role in collecting and promoting access to cultural works. Increasingly, GLAM institutions are employing innovative digital technologies to expand access to culture and foster greater levels of cultural participation. Collaborative online databases, social media and virtual reality are examples of GLAM innovations. Despite the utility underlying digitisation, copyright limits the use of digital technologies within the GLAM sphere. This paper examines current copyright limitations and demonstrates copyright’s significant limiting effect. It argues that reform is necessary to strengthen the right to participate in cultural life and to remedy harms inflicted by the current copyright regime. Creating a fit-for-purpose safe harbour would empower institutions to employ digitisation within a framework of reasonable copyright constraints. Accordingly, this paper constructs a potential safe harbour that permits non-commercial GLAM digitisation. The proposed safe harbour continues to protect commercial copyright interests and tikanga through the imposition of strict statutory conditions. The Copyright Act 1994 is currently under review. Society ought to seize the present reform opportunity to invigorate participation in cultural life and enrich the cultural fabric of society. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Copyright en_NZ
dc.subject Reform en_NZ
dc.subject GLAM en_NZ
dc.subject Law reform en_NZ
dc.subject Digitisation en_NZ
dc.subject Safe harbour en_NZ
dc.title Digitisation, copyright and the GLAM sector: Constructing a fit-for-purpose safe harbour regime en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Law School en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Faculty of Law / Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180115 Intellectual Property Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180119 Law and Society en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180122 Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name LL.B. (Honours) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.school School of Law en_NZ

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