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About the Copyright Community

Who we are

The Europeana Copyright community is a group of professionals interested in copyright and digital cultural heritage. 

What we do

We cultivate, curate and share knowledge around the topic of copyright in the cultural heritage sector. We run dedicated communications channels to help professionals access tools, resources and news around copyright as well as to discuss best practices across the sector.

Why join?

  • Shape copyright practices that serve the needs  of the digital cultural heritage sector
  • Stay informed about copyright trends, legal and policy changes, rights information and approaches to clearing rights
  • Share best practice, connect with like-minded professionals and promote your activities through our mailing list
  • Contribute to advancing digital cultural heritage in Europe by engaging with our projects, task forces and working groups

Activities and resources

Copyright goals for 2020

Read our work plan

Public Domain Charter

Read the Charter

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

Read more about consortium

From the Copyright Community

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

Meet the Steering Group

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

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Latest news

Libraries, archives and museums working together on copyright: the Dutch example

Title: Harmonie

Date: 1833-1900

Institution: National Library of the Netherlands

Country: Netherlands


Libraries, archives and museums working together on copyright: the Dutch example

Created: 15 April 2020

The Dutch Copyright Working Group offers an example of how GLAM organisations can work together on copyright, and in this post Annemarie Beunen, copyright lawyer at the National Library of The Netherlands, and Maartje Hülsenbeck, copyright lawyer at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (co-chairs of the group) share some insights about how the group works.

Celebrating the public domain - plan your year!

Title: Publiek Domain Day 2020

Creator: Sebastiaan Ter Burg

Date: January 10 2020

Country: CC BY 2.0

Celebrating the public domain - plan your year!

Created: 24 February 2020

As Europeana Pro’s focus on the public domain draws to a close, Sebastiaan ter Burg looks back on a year of events celebrating the public domain in the Netherlands and provides inspiration on how you can already start your planning to celebrate the public domain in 2021!