OWNING IT: Ethics of Ownership, Rights, & Consent in Community-Collaborative Cultural Work

Tapedeck atop a heritage butcher counter inside Reece’s Market — Caledonia, Ohio. Photo Credit: Jess Lamar Reece Holler, for Caledonia Northern Folk Studios. All rights reserved. © Jess Lamar Reece Holler 2021

A Guide to Negotiations & Expectations for Folklife, Oral History, Documentary Arts & Community-Based Cultural Work for Freelance Practitioners

WHAT EVEN *IS* INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN CULTURAL WORK?

NEGOTIATING OWNERSHIP IN FREELANCE CULTURAL WORK CONTRACTS

WHAT KIND OF CONTRACTS CAN I EXPECT TO SEE?

WHAT KIND OF CONTRACTS SHOULD I FIGHT FOR?

THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR #1: NEOLIBERAL MOBILIZATIONS OF COPYLEFT PRINCIPLES *AS* EXTRACTION

THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR #2: YOUR RIGHTS TO FUTURE WORK WITH YR CULTURAL WORK PROJECT

THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR #3: PROTECTING YOUR WORK WHEN YOUR CONTRACT IS OVER + STAKING YOUR CLAIM TO DERIVATIVE WORKS

THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR #4: NOT JUST THE “DELIVERABLES” — PROJECT DESIGN + PRAXIS AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

POLITICS OF CITATION + CREDITING

HOW TO NEGOTIATE FOR OWNERSHIP, RIGHTS, + CREDITING ON A NEW CULTURAL WORK JOB

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cultural worker + oral historian who tries to listen. cares alot about justice for working people. columbus x marion county, ohio. caledonianorthern.org.

cultural worker + oral historian who tries to listen. cares alot about justice for working people. columbus x marion county, ohio. caledonianorthern.org.