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 …

Media Rights for Organizations

This whitepaper is a simple introduction to legal concerns organizations which produce media should address. It addresses copyright, and creative commons licenses.

Work-for-Hire and Open Access

Are academic publishing practices actually attributing the right copyright holder?

Copyright and the distributed lexicon

I present on the risks associated with large community projects with regard to the implications of Copyright. I also present some risk mitigating strategies.

Legal Frameworks in Language Research

What legal framworks need to be considered when working with language data from a given community?

Legal issues in linguistics, Language Documentation & Language Development

Clarifying what ‘rights holders’ actually have to hold, and what ‘uses’ of language are provided for and protected under law and practice.