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Posted on Thursday December 3, 2020

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

Copyright and digitisation of cultural heritage

This presentation explores why copyright is important in making sure you can best share your collections online. It focuses on why intellectual property and copyright are important for the cultural heritage sector. 


This video guide was created collaboratively with Network members. It was designed for Europeana aggregators to use as a template for their own presentations about managing copyright in the cultural heritage sector, to help influence their organisation's decision makers and explain the importance of copyright when managing and sharing cultural content. It covers: 

  • Why it is important to understand the law in the context of working with Europeana and other digital platforms.

  • The key principles of European copyright law and related rights.

  • Why it is important to respect the rights of rights holders when you want to share cultural content online.

The video was created in 2016.