20th SEAPAVAA Conference

6 Jun 2016 to 11 Jun 2016

6-11 June 2016
“Intellectual Property, Rights, and Audiovisual Archives: Reframing Boundaries and Possibilities”

Audiovisual archives increasingly have to navigate legal and ethical environments surrounded by issues regarding intellectual property. Archivists find themselves in between conflicting directions of what can be done and what should be done. Archival functions from acquisition to access are greatly influenced by varying contracts and laws while also adhering to long established principles and rights. From donors with various claims to users with urgent insatiable needs, audiovisual archives today are shaped by such boundaries while searching for new possibilities.

The 20th SEAPAVAA Conference seeks to address these issues by gathering different voices during its two-day Symposium. It aims to reframe the boundaries and possibilities of audiovisual archives from legal, ethical, practical, and theoretical perspectives in national,
regional, and international contexts.

SEAPAVAA invites archivists, lawyers, anthropologists, cultural workers, academics, scholars, and others actively engaged with the conference theme to submit proposals.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
• Cultural Repatriation
• Rights Management Systems
• Utilisation of Cultural Heritage
• Conflicting Patrimonial Claims
• Orphan Works
• Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property (ICIP)
• Fair Use/Fair Dealings