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3D Replicas and Data Ownership

Photogrammetry, 3D printing, CT scanners, and other technologies have given way to new extraction methods. Increasingly, collecting institutions (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) are turning to these new technologies to produce replicas of Indigenous cultural heritage within their archives. These processes of reproduction bring both new and old questions to the forefront: Who owns the data created by these technologies? How are these replicas and their data negotiated, stored, or circulated? How does the law demarcate ownership, access, and exclusion? What approaches/strategies can be taken to prevent the commercialization and appropriation of this data? How can Indigenous Nations assert their authority over their cultural materials (both physical and digital)?

Join us as we discuss the legal landscape of data ownership, copyright law, usage agreements, and MOUs that deal with the governance of 3D replicas and the corresponding data. Guest speakers include Dr. Robin Gray (Ts’msyen from Lax Kw’alaams, B.C. and Mikisew Cree from Fort Chipewyan) and Dr. Andrea Wallace, Dr. Mathilde Pavis and Dr Desmond Osaretin Oriakhogba.

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April 17, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

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Event type: Panel


Event type: Seminar