Events Archive

The Museums Copyright Group holds its Wider Group meetings twice a year, usually in January and June/July. All members and non-members are invited to join us. Details are normally circulated a month or so in advance and if you are interested in attending, please e-mail the Secretary of the Group, Debbie McDonnell (mcdonnelldebbie@yahoo.com).

January 2006

The Royal Museum. Edinburgh kindly hosted this meeting which was attended by about 50 people representing museums, galleries, archives and libraries.The following topics were discussed:

  • Overview of Activities, Peter Wienand, Chair, MCG & Partner, Farrer & Co Law Firm
  • Creative Commons Licences and the Public Sector, Charles Duncan, Intrallect. The report upon which Charles’s presentation was based can be found at: http://www.intrallect.com/cie-study/
  • Oral History and Copyright, Cynthia Brown, Oral History Society and EMMLAC
  • Copyright News in Brief, Peter Wienand, Chair, MCG & Partner, Farrer & Co Law Firm

June 2005

The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich kindly hosted this meeting. The meeting was attended by about 40 people representing museums, galleries, archives and libraries as well as interested parties from the commercial sector.

The meeting included a general session, the question from which can be found below. This website has also be supplemented by questions raised during the Q&A session.

  • MDA and Copyright, Nick Poole, Director, MDA;
  • IP Policies for Museums – Legalities, Peter Wienand, Chair, MCG & Partner, Farrer & Co Law Firm
  • IP Policies for Museums – Practicalities, Naomi Korn, Secretary, MCG & Copyright Consultant

January 2005

The Millennium Galleries, Sheffield kindly hosted this meeting. The meeting was attended by 65 attendees from across the country, representing museums, galleries, archives and libraries as well as interested parties from the commercial sector.

  • One of our rightsholders is missing..a day in the copyright life of a museum, Nick Poole, Director, MDA;
  • MLA and IPR – Some recent development, David Dawson, Senior ICT Advisor.
  • Digitisation Issues and DACS, Peter Wienand, Chair, MCG & Partner, Farrer & Co Law Firm