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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 Public Consultation:  Europeana responds, have you?

Example of re-usable cultural heritage content available through Europeana:'Versailles : la salle du Sénat pendant le vote : [photographie de presse] / Agence Mondial'

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Copyright Public Consultation: Europeana responds, have you?

pro ** The deadline for submitting a response extended: 5 March 2014 ** In December, we told you about the Public …

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New copyright rules for Europe? What do memory institutions want?

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New copyright rules for Europe? What do memory institutions want?

pro Extended blog post by Paul Keller, Kennisland. On 5 December, the European Commission launched its much anticipated …

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Workshop says Europeana should push copyright reform

Workshop says Europeana should push copyright reform

pro The third strategy workshop for the Europeana Network took place on 21 November. After workshops on Distribution and …

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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

Postcards contributed by members of the public to Europeana 1914-18: Postcards of Patrick and John O'Rourke, contributed by Kay Ryan

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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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