Copyright and digital cultural heritage

Copyright presents a big question for digital cultural heritage; how do you legally share collections online and support their reuse? We offer free, up-to-date and expert guidance, resources, standards, webinars and an active community for all professionals who work with copyright in the sector. 

Resources and support

Explore guidance for data providers, access tools from across the sector and join our active Copyright community.

Copyright Community
Title:
Startfältet i damernas skidtävling i Saltsjöbaden 1910. Damernas tävling, Djurgården IFK Djursholm
Date:
1910
Institution:
Stiftelsen Nordiska museet
Country:
Sweden

Copyright Community

We cultivate, curate and share knowledge around the topic of copyright in the cultural heritage sector.

Rights statements and standards

Through RightsStatements.org we offer tools to standardise the way you communicate rights information about your online collections.

Open access

We advocate for open access through our policies and frameworks, and encourage you to open your collections up for reuse.

Reports, studies and publications

Explore relevant documents and approaches to copyright from the Europeana Initiative.

Recommendations on copyright and its role in the digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector
Title:
Exterieur van de bibliotheek van de Humboldtuniversiteit te Berlijn
Date:
c.1890 - c.1910
Institution:
Rijksmuseum
Country:
Netherlands

Recommendations on copyright and its role in the digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector

During the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Europeana held a conference to explore the copyright challenges that arise as the cultural heritage sector embraces its digital transformation. Read the full report from the meeting. 

Webinars

Develop your knowledge and understanding of copyright and digital cultural heritage through webinars from the Europeana Initiative.

News

Keep up to date with policy and practice around copyright and digital cultural heritage.

Copyright directive series - a closer look at Italy
Title:
Ships near the Coast during a Calm
Date:
c.1650 - c.1707
Institution:
Rijksmuseum
Country:
Netherlands

Copyright directive series - a closer look at Italy

Created: 10 March 2022

The Copyright in the Digital Single Market (CDSM) Directive aims to harmonise certain aspects of EU Member States’ copyright legislation, and has important provisions for digital cultural heritage. Deborah De Angelis tells you more about the legislative changes in Italy as a result of the Directive transposition.

Copyright directive series: progress in the directive transposition
Title:
A number of East Indiamen off the Coast (The Mauritius and other East Indiamen Sailing out of the Marsdiep)
Date:
c.1600 - c.1630
Institution:
Rijksmuseum
Country:
Netherlands

Copyright directive series: progress in the directive transposition

Created: 20 January 2022

The Copyright in the Digital Single Market (CDSM) Directive aims to harmonise certain aspects of EU Member States’ copyright legislation, and has important provisions for digital cultural heritage. Our new series explores different aspects of how the Directive is being transposed across Europe. Find out what has happened so far and dive into some details at the Member State level.

Events

Copyright office hours: social media and promotion
Title:
Clocks: a watch-maker seated at his workbench
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom
20 September 2022
17:00 — 18:00 Online

Copyright office hours: social media and promotion

The Europeana Copyright Community’s ‘Copyright office hours’ offer you a space to ask questions about copyright and digital cultural heritage, get inspired by other approaches and share your knowledge.

Policy office hours: a post Article 14 world
Title:
Clocks: a watch-maker seated at his workbench
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom
18 October 2022
13:00 — 14:00 Online

Policy office hours: a post Article 14 world

The Europeana Copyright Community’s ‘Policy office hours’ offer you a space to discuss relevant policy developments on copyright and digital cultural heritage with peers in the Europeana Network interested in the same matters. 

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