Donating copyright

Donating copyright

As a donor to NCACL, you are required to indicate whether you are transferring copyright with your donated gift. In the case of papers, manuscripts and artwork, it is not usual to donate copyright of these materials.

For certain types of material, copyright can be an important part of the donation, for instance, a donor who is also a photographer may donate his or her copyright for the photographs taken. The National Centre is investigating when donations of copyright or licensing rights may be advantageous to both the National Centre and the donor.

See also:

Making a donation
Valuing gifts
Continuing donations
Considering access restrictions
Determining ownership
Commissioning and arranging valuations
Accepting valuations
Further information

In 1998 Pixie O'Harris' family donated 95 original illustrations relating to "The Wind in the Willows". They also donated copyright residing in the artwork. They wished that the illustrations be kept together in one place for research purposes and for public exhibition.

Three exhibitions of the artwork have occurred and glass merchandise has been created.