On Rights Management in Anthropological and Linguistic Sound Collections


Archivists and curators benefit from well-documented rights declarations and agreements in the provenance of artifacts. Linguists, folklorists, anthropologists, and increasingly computer scientists, during the course of their work may create large and intricate collections of the soundscapes they encounter. Content may include personal narratives, word lists, audio books, talking dictionaries, and traditional music. This article looks at some of the legal issues encountered by academics as they produce audio and video recordings in minority language contexts.

On Rights Management in Anthropological and Linguistic Sound Collections
ARSC Journal
December 2021

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Paterson III, Hugh J. (2021) “On Rights Management in Anthropological and Linguistic Sound Collections”. ARSC Journal. 52(3): 547–563. http://www.arsc-audio.org/journal.html

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Hugh Paterson III
Hugh Paterson III
Collaborative Scholar

I specialize in bespoke research at the intersection of Linguistics, Law, Languages, and Technology; specifically utility and life-cycle management for information products in these spaces.