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Tatyana Antipenko
Museum objects: legal protection considering IT
(Bachelor’s programme)
One of the values of the Internet is to ensure access to cultural heritage. So the society has an opportunity to exercise their right to cultural heritage. Museum objects and their copies are special objects of Copyright. The museum object is valuable movable estate and typically it exists in a single item. Photography or interactive image of museum object will be a new object of Copyright.

The work consists of two chapters. The first chapter is dedicated to a legal status of museums and is divided into two parts: the status of museums as cultural institutions; public and private museums as subjects of law. The second chapter tells about museum objects and collections as objects of law. The chapter is divided into three parts: a description of museum objects, the status of interactive images of museum objects and the legal protection of museum objects and collections under the conditions of access to them on the Internet.

The present paper reports about the legal protection of museum’s cultural values, considering IT.

The purpose of the work is to reveal the features of regulation of legal protection of museum exhibits and collections according to the current legislation.

The main tasks of this research are:

1) Analysis of the legal status of museums. Clarification of different status features of museums.

2) Definition of the museum objects and their features.

3) Explanation of the legal specific character of museum exhibit's interactive image and their connection with the original cultural value.

4) Review of the legal protection of museum objects considering IT within the context of their placement on the Internet.

The conclusions obtained through the reviewing legislation and juridical literature could be useful for further study. So the theme should not lose its relevance.

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