Chapter 12

Copyright and Digital Cultural Heritage: Moral Rights and Digitisation

Written by Ronan Deazley, May 2017

When undertaking any digitisation initiative, it is important to be mindful not just about copyright but also about any moral rights that may exist in the materials within your collection. In this commentary, we explain the protection which UK law provides for moral rights, and consider the implications of these rights for the digitisation of heritage collections.

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