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Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories

3 Privacy and Intellectual Property

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 This section addresses concerns related to the protection of private information and intellectual property in born-digital materials. Issues may include copyright and other intellectual property considerations; managing sensitive content in large bodies of email correspondence; legally protected private files; and more technically complicated issues such as password decryption and disk imaging.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 It is important to note the wide range of opinion and understanding about digital privacy amongst all groups involved with the acquisition, transfer, cataloging, and description of archival materials. Whenever possible, donors, dealers, and repositories should discuss and reach consensus on the types of born-digital materials in an acquisition and the strategies for capturing and providing access to those materials.

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Source: http://mcpress.media-commons.org/borndigital/privacy-and-intellectual-property/