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About the Copyright Community

Through the copyright community, we help each other meet the copyright challenges that we all experience in the process of making our digital collections available online for reuse.

We are a group of professionals from different sectors interested in copyright and cultural heritage. We exchange best practice and relevant news, and use the expertise in the group to produce guidance for professionals in the sector. 

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Articles in 2019

Throughout 2019 we're highlighting articles each month we think you'll find interesting.

Insights from the Europeana Copyright Community survey

The Copyright Community of the Europeana Network Association was recently surveyed to help gain a greater understanding of the key challenges professionals face around copyright and invite possible solutions. In this post we hear about the results of the survey and explore some of the ideas the Copyright Community will be focusing on in their upcoming work plan. 

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Seven years and still going - how we're improving the accuracy of rights statements in Europeana data

Seven years and still going - how we're improving the accuracy of rights statements in Europeana data

Julia Fallon, Europeana Foundation’s Senior Policy Adviser, talks about what we’ve learned in the past seven years and how we’re bringing this into our work throughout 2019.

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Insights from the Europeana Copyright Community survey

The Copyright Community of the Europeana Network Association was recently surveyed to help gain a greater understanding of the key challenges professionals face around copyright and invite possible solutions. In this post we hear about the results of the survey and explore some of the ideas the Copyright Community will be focusing on in their upcoming work plan. 

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The EU copyright reform

Keep up to date on our advocacy work towards achieving better EU copyright rules

Be part of the discussions on out of commerce works

Be part of the discussions on out of commerce works

Do you work at a cultural heritage institution with out of commerce works in its collection? Thanks to the the Out of Commerce Works Provisions in the European Copyright Directive adopted in May 2019, it will soon become much easier to share these with the public. But there are some details to be defined at the national level. In this post Ariadna Matas, Junior Policy Advisor at the Europeana Foundation, offers advice on how to get involved in the stakeholder dialogues on out of commerce works that should take place in every EU member state. 

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Explainer: What will the new EU copyright rules change for Europe's Cultural Heritage Institutions

On 17 May 2019 the approved Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was published. Member States have until the 7 June 2021 to implement the new rules into national law.  In this explainer, Paul Keller, Independent Policy Advisor to Europeana Foundation breaks down the changes these new rules bring to Europe's Cultural Heritiage insitutions. 

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European Parliament adopts the copyright directive: A boost for Europe's cultural heritage institutions

Today the European Parliament passed the final compromise text of the Copyright in the Digital Market Directive. This brings an almost five-year-long process to modernise the EU copyright framework to a close. Together with other organisations representing cultural heritage, educational and research organisations, Europeana - on behalf of our Network members - has fought over the past five years to ensure that the package approved today includes measures that meaningfully address the challenges copyright poses for Europe's cultural heritage institutions. 

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Public Domain Charter

Read the Charter

Meet the Steering Group

Meet Karin Glasemann, Community Chair and the members and manager of the steering group

From the Copyright Community

Sharing best practices, news and case studies from around the community

Building a global standard for expressing rights information in the cultural heritage sector

Read more about RightsStatements.org consortium

Europeana Copyright Resources

Looking for information about how we work and what resources we provide? Find it here.

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