Does labeling change anything legally?

The TK Labels are not legally binding. They do not change already existing copyright rights. They do not change the legal ownership of a collection or digital item. When added however, the TK Labels re-position legal ownership alongside already existing cultural protocols for access and use. As a result the TK Labels create new norms that recognize the existence and the legitimacy of cultural protocols in regards to the management, access and control of valuable cultural resources, especially those in the public domain. They are a social and an educative tool that adds more nuance and specificity in how Native, First Nations, Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples’ digital cultural heritage is used and circulated.  As a result they promote culturally appropriate and respectful sharing that follows already existing cultural protocols.

How will TK tools benefit our community?

How will TK tools benefit our community?

How long does it take to develop TK Labels?

How long does it take to develop TK Labels?

Do I need permission to use the TK Licenses?

Do I need permission to use the TK Licenses?

Intellectual Property Consult Agreement

Mozilla TK Label Interview

Mozilla TK Label Interview

How do we implement TK Labels in our collection?

How do we implement TK Labels in our collection?

Our community wants to develop TK Labels. What’s next?

Our community wants to develop TK Labels. What’s next?

NAGPRA Use Guidelines

NAGPRA Use Guidelines

What is Mukurtu and how can I use it for my collection?

What is Mukurtu and how can I use it for my collection?

What is an ethical guideline?

What is an ethical guideline?

What if my community’s collections are in multiple institutions?

What if my community’s collections are in multiple institutions?

How do you initiate collaboration?

How do you initiate collaboration?

What are the advantages of collaboration?

What are the advantages of collaboration?

Is collaboration necessary for labeling?

Is collaboration necessary for labeling?

How does the TK Label Adapter work?

How does the TK Label Adapter work?

Does our community need to know where our collections are before labeling?

Does our community need to know where our collections are before labeling?

What does this cost?

What does this cost?

Do I need special software?

Do I need special software?

Does it work with Mukurtu CMS?

Does it work with Mukurtu CMS?

How does this work in our CMS?

How does this work in our CMS?

What is a protocol?

What is a protocol?

Who is a TK Holder?

Who is a TK Holder?

What is a TK Label?

What is a TK Label?

Who are the TK Labels for?

Who are the TK Labels for?

Does labeling change anything legally?

Does labeling change anything legally?

Are TK Labels legally binding?

Are TK Labels legally binding?

What does labeling do?

What does labeling do?

Do we need to own material that we want to label?

Do we need to own material that we want to label?

Can we customize the TK Labels according to our community needs?

Can we customize the TK Labels according to our community needs?

Can we customize the TK Labels according to our institution needs?

Can we customize the TK Labels according to our institution needs?

What is Intellectual Property?

What is Intellectual Property?

What is copyright?

What is copyright?

What is a copyright holder?

What is a copyright holder?

How long does copyright last?

How long does copyright last?

What if a work was made in the US but is held in an overseas institution?

What if a work was made in the US but is held in an overseas institution?

What is public domain?

What is public domain?

What is ‘in perpetuity’?

What is ‘in perpetuity’?

What is Traditional Knowledge (TK)?

What is Traditional Knowledge (TK)?

What is the TK Label Adapter?

What is the TK Label Adapter?

What is a Memorandum of Understanding or Memorandum of Agreement?

What is a Memorandum of Understanding or Memorandum of Agreement?

Who is a TK User?

Who is a TK User?

TK Attribution (TK A)

TK Attribution (TK A)