ICA Copyright Declaration


Expert Group on Legal Matters (EGLM)

Date Added:

25 August 2022

What you will find in this resource: 

The International Council on Archives’ Expert Group on Legal Matters (EGLM) presents a Declaration on Copyright that sets out a clear position on this important topic. The Declaration will serve as a tool for advocacy and will advance the capability of the ICA and the profession in this area. 

The Declaration has been endorsed in 2022 by the ICA Forum of National Archivists (FAN), the Programme Commission (PCOM), and the Executive Board (EB), and has been discussed with the Forum of Professionals Associations (FPA) and the Expert Group on Research Services and Outreach (EGRSO). 

For those who would like to learn more about this Declaration, on Friday, September 23rd, the EGLM will be presenting at ICA Roma 2022 the panel titled, “A Copyright Declaration for ICA”. 

Please find below a digital copy of the Copyright Declaration (in English, French, and Spanish), and an introductory text drafted by Malcolm Todd, EGLM Chair, and Jean Dryden, ICA/WIPO Representative. 


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


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