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Tuesday, March 27 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Session: The Brave New Media of Visual Resources: Managing Intellectual Property Rights on the Frontier

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  • Lael Ensor-Bennett, Assistant Curator, Johns Hopkins University
  • Margaret C. McKee, Digital Asset Manager, The Menil Collection

  • Justyna Badach, Head of Imaging, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Lael Ensor-Bennett, Assistant Curator, Johns Hopkins University
  • Marcie Kaufman, Counsel, ITHAKA
  • Margaret C. McKee, Digital Asset Manager, The Menil Collection
  • Heather Seneff, Director, Visual Media Center, University of Denver, School of Art & Art History

As visual resources professionals find their roles evolving beyond the management of traditional collections of two-dimensional images of artworks for teaching, study, research, and print publishing, they face new intellectual property questions and challenges.

What new rights questions are arising for museums, universities, and image providers? How can we provide support for the growing scholarly and institutional use of social media while respecting rights restrictions? As digital humanities and new media and video content become ubiquitous, how can visual resources professionals expand their knowledge about licensing and fair use? How do museums acquiring new media art meet the challenges of maintaining the works and respecting the artists’ rights and intentions? How have different rights issues affected workflow or practice in regards to content aggregators and hosted platforms like the Artstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf? How do current guidelines and codes of best practices discuss digital humanities, social media, film, and new media?

Using examples of recent projects executed by living artists for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Justyna Badach will discuss rights and the importance of the artist/museum relationship.

Lael J. Ensor-Bennett will discuss intellectual property rights and the use of social media.

Marcie Kaufman will discuss the intellectual property/legal issues involved in supporting the integration of Artstor’s image content with JSTOR’s textual content.

Margaret C. McKee will discuss gif art, its exhibition, and intellectual property.

Heather Seneff will discuss emerging rights challenges raised by new media.

Tuesday March 27, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
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