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Getting Vinyl in Kenyan Basements to Collectors Globally

I’m going to take you through a project that I start­ed back home in Kenya that aims to col­lect vinyl that peo­ple just have chill­ing around at home. Basically we used to have the only press­ing plant in East Africa between 1976 and 1990, and we used to press about a hun­dred and thir­ty thou­sand LPs every year. But right now there are lots of peo­ple who have those, but they’re not doing any­thing with them.

Traditional Knowledge and Copyright: the Implications for Digitising Pacific Island Cultural Heritage Collections

So what would this mean for those with an inter­est in dig­i­ti­za­tion? Despite being a new legal frame­work, the pro­pos­al may lead to some famil­iar prob­lems for cul­tur­al her­itage insti­tu­tions. Many of you are aware of the prob­lem of orphan works in copy­right. This is where the own­er of a pro­tect­ed work is uniden­ti­fi­able or uncon­tactable, and because they can’t be found it fol­lows that they can’t grant per­mis­sion to oth­ers to copy their work.