About the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) Project

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The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project is a seven-year international research initiative based at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. Our work explores the rights, values, and responsibilities of material culture, cultural knowledge and the practice of heritage research. IPinCH is a collaboration of scholars, students, heritage professionals, community members, policy makers, and Indigenous organizations across the globe. The project serves as both a practical resource and a network of support for communities and researchers engaged in cultural heritage work. This sub collection contains information about the IPinCH Project spanning from 2008-2016.

Appropriation and Commodification of Cultural Heritage: Ethical and Intellectual Property Issues to Consider (Fact Sheet)

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2014
Abstract: 

This fact sheet introduces the issues raised by the appropriation and commodification of cultural heritage, outlining risks and benefits and how also to avoid the pitfalls of misappropriation. While these issues are faced by all cultural groups, there is a long history of Indigenous cultural heritage being used by non-Indigenous people for commercial and other purposes.

 

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Learning object

A Video Introduction to the IPinCH Project

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Date created: 
2014
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Who defines and owns cultural heritage? Is it the people who create it? What if heritage is being used in ways that are considered inappropriate, or even harmful? Who owns Native culture? These questions are at the heart of the IPinCH project and are explored in the new IPinCH introductory video, created by Aynur Kadir (IPinCH RA, PhD student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, SFU Surrey) and Alexa Walker (IPinCH Research Assistant).

 

The video is the result of the efforts and enthusiasm of many different IPinCH team members. Interviews were conducted with George Nicholas (IPinCH Director), John Welch (IPinCH Steering Committee Member), Kate Hennessy (IPinCH Associate), Sarah Carr-Locke (IPinCH Fellow), and Robin Gray (IPinCH Fellow and Student Representative). The song that opens and closes the video is titled The Journey, and was gifted to IPinCH by Mique’l Dangeli (IPinCH Fellow), and her husband Mike, who co-direct the Vancouver-based Git Hayetsk mask-dancing group. Finally, George Nicholas, Brian Egan, Kate Hennessy, and Kristen Dobbin provided invaluable guidance and feedback on the video at its various stages.  

 

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Video

Newsletters, Digests, People and Partners- IPinCH Project

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2016
Abstract: 

The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project is a seven-year international research initiative based at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. Our work explores the rights, values, and responsibilities of material culture, cultural knowledge and the practice of heritage research. News about the project is shared with our partners through monthly email Digests and semi annually through newsletters.

IPinCH is a collaboration of scholars, students, heritage professionals, community members, policy makers, and Indigenous organizations across the globe. IPinCH is comprised of a fifty person Research Team, over ninety Associates, sixteen Fellows, and over thirty partnering organizations.

 

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Other

SSHRC Proposal- IPinCH Project

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Date created: 
2016
Abstract: 

The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project is a seven-year international research initiative based at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. Our work is supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

 

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Other

Brochure- IPinCH Project

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2016
Abstract: 

The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project is a seven-year international research initiative based at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. Our work explores the rights, values, and responsibilities of material culture, cultural knowledge and the practice of heritage research. IPinCH is a collaboration of scholars, students, heritage professionals, community members, policy makers, and Indigenous organizations across the globe. The project serves as both a practical resource and a network of support for communities and researchers engaged in cultural heritage work.

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Other

Poster- IPinCH Project

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2016
Abstract: 

The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project is a seven-year international research initiative based at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. Our work explores the rights, values, and responsibilities of material culture, cultural knowledge and the practice of heritage research. IPinCH is a collaboration of scholars, students, heritage professionals, community members, policy makers, and Indigenous organizations across the globe. The project serves as both a practical resource and a network of support for communities and researchers engaged in cultural heritage work.

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