WORKING WITH COPYRIGHT-PROTECTED MATERIALS
IN IMAGE DATABASES
With support from the Institute for Museum and Library Services
(IMLS), The Pacific Film Archive has begun a three-year project to
explore innovative approaches to working with copyrighted materials in
the digital environment. The project will address this issue as it
pertains to our film document image database CineFiles (www.mip.berkeley.edu/cinefiles)
and other imaging initiatives, and we will publish the results of our
research at the end of the project. We intend to analyze current
practices; obtain consultation regarding legal and technological
issues; test various methods; and develop guidelines and best
practices to share with others. As a first step, we are surveying the
field to better understand the approaches currently in place. We
would be grateful if you could assist by responding to this survey.
It should take no more than fifteen minutes of your time. Thank you very
much for your participation.