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Latest articles in 2019

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

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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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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Copyright advocacy update: Future access to cultural heritage, geoblocking  or a Digital Single Market?

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Copyright advocacy update: Future access to cultural heritage, geoblocking or a Digital Single Market?

Europeana Board Member Paul Keller reacts to a newly proposed article by the European Council that goes against the idea of Digital Single Market.

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Position on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market COM(2016) 593

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Position on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market COM(2016) 593

Europeana advocates for copyright reform on behalf of its 3,700 contributing partners and the members of the Europeana Network …

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Copyright reform: the IMCO committee accepts changes advocated by Europeana

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Copyright reform: the IMCO committee accepts changes advocated by Europeana

pro Last week marked a very positive milestone for cultural heritage institutions digitizing their collections. As we recently …

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Copyright ruling begs question: Does embedding of fine artwork images online really harm artists?

Should libraries and museums stop secondary websites from republishing so-called ‘orphan’ works? Ellen Euler, professor for Open Access & Open Data in Germany at the University of Applied Science Potsdam, looks at a current case in point playing out in Germany.

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Making the invisible visible: Six cultural heritage institutions share the pitfalls of clearing rights for 20th century collections

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Making the invisible visible: Six cultural heritage institutions share the pitfalls of clearing rights for 20th century collections

All are protected by copyright but were never created with commercial intent. As they are all housed in various cultural heritage institutions across Europe, they have all ‘acquired’ the status of being recognised as signifiers of social and cultural importance.

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