Intellectual Property and the Safeguarding of Traditional Cultures


This publication by Jane Anderson and Molly Torsen offers legal information and compiles practical experiences on the management of intellectual property for cultural institutions whose collections comprise traditional cultural expressions. It seeks to respond directly to the needs of cultural institutions and Indigenous and traditional communities dealing with the preservation, safeguarding and protection of cultural heritage. The publication was prepared under the aegis of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and was used by Jane Anderson for her session on intellectual property at the 2015 ATALM pre-conference workshop sponsored by the Sustainable Heritage Network titled "Developing Tools to Navigate Intellectual Property and Protect Cultural Heritage," held in Washington DC on September 10, 2015.