Understanding Copyright: Orphan Works


This session focuses on managing ‘orphan works’ in heritage organisations. We will look at approaches to researching, administering, and risk managing orphan works. The session will also examine the impact of the UK’s departure from the EU on copyright, and explore how heritage organisations can manage their orphan works in a post-Brexit world.

Copyright issues can be notoriously complex and nuanced. The Scottish Council on Archives is delighted to be working with Dr Ellie Pridgeon who will be delivering a series of webinars to help demystify the topic. The series will feature practical examples and case studies to help those who manage archive collections to approach copyright quandaries with greater confidence and clarity.

This is the third in a series of five webinars, and if you missed the previous sessions, you can catch up with them here. We will also be recording this session and will make it available on the SCA website.

Registration: Please click here to register.

About Ellie:

Dr Ellie Pridgeon, BA, MA, PhD, Arch Dip, FSA, Director, Consultant Archivist Ltd

As an archives consultant, Ellie works with a range of heritage organisations, including museums, universities, charities and community archives. She is also copyright consultant for Naomi Korn Associates.