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A guide to oral history and the law

Author: John A Neuenschwander
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford oral history series.
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Based on author's Oral history and the law. 3rd ed. Carlisle, PA : Oral History Association, c2002.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Neuenschwander
ISBN: 9780195365979 0195365976 9780195365962 0195365968
OCLC Number: 288378450
Description: xvii, 167 p. : forms ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. A case study --
2. Legal release agreements. Drafting legal release agreements --
Deed of gift agreements --
Contractual agreements : Prefatory language ; Future use clauses ; Transfer of copyright ; Nonexclusive licenses for interviewees? ; Restricting, sealing, and masking identity ; Warranty clauses ; Indemnity clauses ; Right of publicity clauses --
Legal release agreements for interviewers --
IRB modified agreements --
Legal release agreements for K-12 projects --
Explaining legal release agreements --
Conclusion --
3. Compelled release of interviews: subpoenas and FOIA requests. Oral history as evidence --
Oral history and discovery --
Three illustrative cases : A murder trial ; An arson investigation ; A criminal damage investigation --
Is there a scholar's privilege? --
Is there an archival privilege? --
Informing interviewees that restrictions are not absolutes --
Certificates of confidentiality --
Admissibility by statute --
Special hearings and proceedings --
Freedom of information requests --
Conclusion --
4. Defamation. Republishers beware --
The elements of defamation --
The dead cannot be defamed --
Statute of limitations --
Organizations also have reputations --
Public figures bear a heavier burden --
Negligence versus actual malice --
Limited-purpose public figures --
Once a public figure always a public figure --
Pure opinion is not defamatory, but --
The major categories of defamation --
Professional competency: a special concern --
Suggestions for avoiding defamation lawsuits --
5. Privacy issues: the stealth torts. False light : False light versus defamation ; Common false light claims ; Docudramas and photographs ; Possible links to oral history --
Public disclosure of private facts : Disclosure of private facts in public records ; Passage of time and public figures ; Possible links to oral history --
Right of publicity : Possible links to oral history --
Do the dead have a right to privacy? --
Conclusion --
6. Copyright. Copyright in nonfiction works --
Copyright protection of oral history: a case study --
Using nonfiction to create fiction --
Ownership --
Joint works --
Works-made-for-hire --
The five exclusive rights of copyright --
Length of copyright protection --
Licenses and transfers --
Fair use of interviews? --
Suggestions for analyzing potential infringement --
Pre-lawsuit responses to possible infringement --
To sue or not to sue? --
Registration status is crucial --
Selective registration --
The orphan interview problem --
Resources of the U.S. Copyright Office --
Copyright and the federal government --
Copyright protection elsewhere in the world --
How to dispense with copyright --
7. Oral history on the Internet. Legal authority to upload --
Copyright and the internet --
Defamation online --
Protecting copyright online --
Click-wrap agreement web sites --
Notice only web sites --
Free access web sites --
Conclusion --
8. Institutional review boards and oral history. Origins and applications --
Trying to redefine research --
The IRB mind-set --
The best approaches to the IRB --
Conclusion --
9. Is there a duty to report a crime? Societal versus legal expectations --
Federal misprision of felony --
State misprision of felony --
Confession versus accusation --
Legal duty? --
Professional ethics? --
Personal ethics? Appendix 1. Sample legal release forms. Deed of gift --
Deed of gift with restrictions --
Contractual agreement --
Contractual agreement with restrictions --
Deed of gift: volunteer interviewer --
Deed of gift: independent researcher --
Deed of gift: interviewer as joint author --
Deed of gift: next of kin --
IRB consent form --
IRB consent form & deed of gift --
Permission to use: middle & high school --
Work-made-for-hire agreement --
Assignment of copyright in a work intended as a work-made-for-hire --
Appendix 2. Oral history evaluation guidelines of the Oral History Association. Foreword --
Principles and Standards of the Oral History Association : Responsibility to interviewees ; Responsibility to the public and to the profession ; Responsibility for sponsoring and archival institutions --
Oral history evaluation guidelines: Program/project guidelines : Purposes and objectives ; Selection of recording equipment ; Selection of interviewers and interviewees ; Records and provenance ; Availability of materials ; Finding aids ; Management, qualifications, and training ; Ethical/legal guidelines --
Recording preservation guidelines --
Tape/transcript processing guidelines : Information about the participants ; Interview information ; Interview tape information ; Interview transcript information --
Interview content guidelines --
Interview conduct guidelines : Use of other sources ; Interviewer preparation ; Interviewee selection and orientation ; Interviewer-interviewee relations ; Technique and adaptive skills ; Perspective ; Historical contribution --
Independent/unaffiliated researcher guidelines : Creation and use of interviews ; Transfer of interviews to archival respository --
Educator and student guidelines --
Suggestions for further reading --
Recommended web sites.
Series Title: Oxford oral history series.
Responsibility: John A. Neuenschwander.
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Based on author's Oral history and the law. 3rd ed. Carlisle, PA : Oral History Association, c2002.

"The new edition covers legal release agreements; defamation; copyright; the Internet; Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), oral history as evidence; the duty to report a crime; teaching considerations. It includes examples of best practices and legal precautions. The areas that receive particular attention are legal release agreements, safeguards for protecting interviews online; and procedures to protect against defamation"--Provided by publisher.

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