Can I Share It? Part 2: Licensing and Privacy for AV Collections

Day and Time: September 26, 6:30-8:30pm

Description:This workshop will help participants to better manage their licensing and privacy practices around their audiovisual collections. Specialists in this topic will offer an overview of licensing and privacy common issues and questions from a legal and ethical standpoint. They will also provide model templates of licensing agreements, donor agreements, and release forms. Participants will leave with the basic knowledge to establish a copyright and licensing policy for their collections.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic principles of copyright, rights, and ownership and what can be licensed
  • Understand and review common fair uses of copyright material and how those fit into a licensing plan
  • Create a release agreement and basic donor agreement
  • Identify the basic tenets of a licensing agreement and review sample templates
  • Learn common terminology for licensing terms and territories
  • Identify common copyright and privacy concerns when licensing donated material such as life histories
  • Understand pricing principles, the need for consistent rates and common exceptions
  • Identify common issues with copyright ownership and approaches to orphan works
  • Understand the basics of establishing a privacy policy 
  • Understand the pros and cons of transparency of licensing rates and policies

Instructors: Jenni Matz (Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences) and Eric A. Prager (Venable LLC)

Jenni Matz is the Director of the Television Academy Foundations’ The Interviews: An Oral History of Television. With her guidance the program launched its award-winning public website which contains cross-referenced access to our 900+ long-format, oral histories. Along with producing The Interviews and managing its online presence, Jenni works to enhance use of and access to the Interviews, including licensing the footage to documentary filmmakers and other third parties.
Jenni worked for over 20 years in film and television as a producer, editor, and researcher, including work on the award-winning American Experience documentary Hoover Dam. She is also an award-winning rockumentary filmmaker. She co-chairs the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ copyright committee. Jenni has a J.D from Southwestern Law School, a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from Simmons College, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Bates College

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