Public Policy Initiatives That Might Improve Digital Stewardship

Seminar | September 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Traditionally most discussions of public policy efforts to enable stewardship of the cultural record have focused on copyright law â in particular, first sale, fair use, preservation exemptions for memory institutions, copyright deposit, and duration and registration (and orphan works). I'll briefly summarize some of these discussions, and underscore how poorly they are matched to some classes of cultural materials in the current world. I'll suggest some very tentative speculations about alternative approaches and formulations that might be worth considering for examination and discussion.