1. Interview Preparation
Consent form examples:
Oral history interviews produced in the United States are subject to US copyright law. Copyright is automatic at the time of creation; it is necessary for the interviewee and interviewer to agree to copyright release or licensing the material under something a Creative Commons license at the beginning of the interview process.
As interviewers are active participants in the interview, oral history interviews are under copyright by all creators: the interviewer holds copyright for the questions and the interviewee holds the copyright for the answers. It is a work of co-authorship. This is why we have a contributor agreement and require a Creative Commons license for your submission to OHIO Open Library.
Copyright release (CC license) and consent examples:
Often, an interviewee donates oral history materials (e.g. the recording, etc.) to an organization, archive, or individual. Neither you nor the interviewee are donating anything to Ohio University Libraries.A deed of gift to Ohio University Libraries is unnecessary.
3. Share a Copy of the Release Form Signed by the Interviewee (to email@example.com)
Friendly advice: before the next library session, return the Contributor Agreement and share any release forms, so you can focus on uploading your project.