Copyright issues in Archives

Andrea Kampen


The purpose of this paper is to examine the policy process, the stakeholders, the individual policies, the public debate, and the impact that copyright, specifically fair dealing, has on access to and interaction (i.e. use) with audiovisual digital archival content in an academic archive in Canada. The paper takes a preliminary look at Canadian copyright act and the copyright modernization act as well as differences between fair use and fair dealing. It then outlines two of possible applications of the copyright act in archives by looking at digital watermarks and take-down policies.



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