Research

Cultural Heritage & New Media: A Future for the Past

Type: Journal Article
Author
Ann Marie Sullivan
Description
This journal article advocates for copyright reform to address outdated and uncertain elements of the law in relation to cultural heritage, new media and copyright exceptions.
Date
2016
Abstract
The abstract provided by the author(s) of this work is as follows: The application of new media to cultural heritage is consistent with the policy objectives that the copyright law of the United States stands to promote. However, the practical application of the law currently hinders these objectives, often stifling the creation and dissemination of new media works of cultural heritage. In this context, copyright law presents a problem and not a solution, a barrier and not a protection, dissuasion of creation and not encouragement and incentive. Defining the legal scope and reach of digital property and new media within the realm of art and cultural heritage law is critical for the benefit of creators, consumers, cultures, and society as a whole. Unless a modification is made, or a solution adopted, the problems presented by legal uncertainties and inadequacies will continue to operate in a manner contrary to the main purpose of copyright, “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts.”
Institution
The John Marshall Law School
Journal Title
The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law
Volume
15
Issue Number
3
Pages (from-to)
604-646 pp.
ISSN
2154-9893
Jurisdiction
United Kingdom
Language
ENG
Size
498 KB, 44 pp.
Copyright Information
In Copyright
Rights and Reuse
© 2016 The John Marshall Law School
Cortex Citation:
Ann Marie Sullivan, “Cultural Heritage & New Media: A Future for the Past,” Copyright Cortex, accessed October 23, 2018, https://copyrightcortex.org/research/cultural-heritage-new-media-a-future-for-the-past.