By the European Film Gateway (EFG)
In order to bring archival materials held in film archives online and giving access to them, rights clearing is a central topic in the framework of the EFG project. EYE Film Institute, one of EFG’s project partners, has established a report on Guidelines for Copyright Clearance and IPR Management. This report can be downloaded now from the EFG website.
The report includes:
- an overview of legal frameworks in EU countries for the film sector
- guidelines how to successfully clear rights related to film works
- copyright basics (moral rights vs. exploitation rights, orphan works etc)
- diligent search guidelines for rights holders
More information can be found here.