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Copyright

Can I upload any item to the People's Collection Wales website?

You must confirm to us that you have the right to upload the item to the site and you need to do this by confirming that you've read the Terms of Use and Privacy and the Copyright Guide. If you would like any advice or guidance on this, please contact us.

All content on the site must also be licensed under the terms of the Creative Archive Licence for educational and non-commercial purposes. Contributors are asked to agree to these terms in order to add their content.

 

Can I use items that are on the website?

All items on Peoples Collection Wales are protected under the Creative Archive Licence agreement. Please read our Creative Archive Licence page for more information about the licence and how you can use items on the website according to the licence agreement.

 

Examples of copyright scenarios

  1. Imagine that you have received a letter from Mr. Evans. The letter as a physical object belongs to you; therefore you would be the 'Owner'. The rights of the item would remain with Mr.Evans, in this case copyrights' since he is the author of the letter. To have the right to digitise the letter and publish it on the People's Collection Wales website you must first gain the consent to do so by Mr.Evans. We recommend that having this consent in written form is best. Mr Evans copyright ownership of the letter would last until 70 year from the end of the calendar year of Mr.Evans death. After this date the item would be out of copyright.
  2. Congratulations! You have just bought an original Kyffin Williams painting for £10,000. You wish to create a digital copy of the painting and publish it on the People's Collection Wales. What you haven't considered is that the copyright of Kyffin Williams work was signed over to the National Library Wales before his death. In this scenario, you are the owner of the painting as a physical item but to create a derivative (copy) of this painting you would need to have consent from the National Library Wales because they hold the rights to Kyffin Williams materials.