Submissions/Intellectual Property Barriers to GLAM Projects in Global South

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 4012 - LE2,
Title of the submission
Intellectual Property Barriers to GLAM in Global South from the region
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Lecture
Author of the submission
Rohini Lakshané and Tanveer Hasan
type of submission
Lecture
Language of presentation
English
E-mail address
rohini@riseup.net tanveer@cis-india.org
Username
Rohini
Lahariyaniyathi
Country of origin
India
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

The Centre for Internet and Society (User: Lahariyaniyathi)

Personal homepage or blog
http://about.me/rohini (User: Rohini)
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

 -- Abysmal number of GLAM partnerships/ projects/ Wikipedians in Residence from the region

 -- Lack of WP: Reliable sources from the region

 -- We are looking to start a conversation; connect with other constituencies that have similar difficulties; brainstorm for answers

 -- Inspect the existing/ongoing and completed GLAM partnerships in the context of IP rights

 -- Convergence of upcoming global south GLAM activities with IP rights and optimisation of GLAM data in Wikimedia projects.

Our experiences indicate a lack of understanding of the legal aspects of IP, what IP is not, and actions that contravene commitments to policy. This lack of understanding (both for WIkimedians and partner institutions) is a barrier in utilising the full potential of GLAM opportunities.  

 India is a signatory to the Paris 2012 OER Declaration to the UNESCO which says:

''...anything created with public money should be public property.'' This agreement is not reflected/honoured in most of the institutions, organisations and GLAM institutions across India. These institutions and individuals (working in these institutions) are active producers of knowledge. It will be of great benefit to Wikimedia projects in general and Wikimedia projects from emerging communities specifically if we can break the barriers of IP and collaborate.   

This session will also look at:

National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER)
India's Open Data Policy

to better understand the context of intellectual property-related barriers.  

A few case studies from the experiences of a Wikimedia volunteer (Rohini) and CIS-A2K Program person (Tanveer) of dealing with government institutions, private collectors and GLAM institutions will also be discussed:  

 -- Gazette Publications by GoI

 -- Watermark, copyright mark mutilates the photos/ documents 

 -- The idea of openness/ open and collaborative knowledge doesn't exist in public imagination. Traditionally, knowledge  was stored away and zealously guarded by its keepers.

 -- GLAM institutions treat knowledge as a commodity

 --GoI official websites and newsletters

What will attendees take away from this session?

Guidelines for overcoming IP Barriers

GLAM Partnership Manual

Open data policy and synergy with Wikimedia projects

Theme of presentation
  • Legal & Free Culture
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
45 minutes (15 minutes each speaker, 15 mins for discussion with the audience)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
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