Copyright Issues: Identification and Strategy


These slides were used by Jane Anderson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at New York University; co-director of Local Contexts; Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist at the Library of Congress Folklife Center; and Donald Soctomah, Historical Preservation Officer of the Passamaquoddy Nation, at the 2016 Pre-ATALM Workshop: Developing Tools to Navigate Intellectual Property and Protect Cultural Heritage,  held in Phoenix on October 10, 2016. The session provided an overview of what is intellectual property law and copyright and the problems that the law poses for the protection of Native collections. During the session, the instructors discussed as well some of the issues around access, control, and ownership of digitized and circulating Indigenous materials and traditional knowledge.