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Europeana 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

How-to guide for labelling cultural heritage

This Task Force aims to assess the feasibility, and provide instructions to replicate in different jurisdictions, a decision-making schema for cultural heritage institutions that helps them identify copyright and neighbouring rights in their collections and select the correct rights statement when making them available online.

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From the Copyright Community

Sharing best practices and case studies from around the community

Copyright community newsletter

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Title: Flowers on the Windowsill. From A Home (26 watercolours)

Creator: Carl Larsson

Institution: Nationalmuseum

Country: Sweden

Public Domain

Copyright webinars

Explore rights clearance, open access and more!

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Title: [Castellfollit de la Roca]

Creator: Desconegut

Date: 1910/1920

Institution: Ajuntament de Girona

Country: Spain

Public Domain

Meet the Steering Group

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

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Title: Frederik Hendrik neemt als stadhouder zitting in de Staten van Holland, 1625

Date: 1732 - 1733

Institution: Rijksmuseum

Country: Netherlands

Public Domain

Latest news

Digitisation, intellectual property and cultural heritage: an update from the inDICES project

Created: 8 April 2021

The inDICES project is hard at work carrying out research into the impact of digitisation and intellectual property regulations on cultural heritage institutions. Colleagues from the project share the findings of a recent analysis on copyright for cultural heritage institutions in different countries. 

Artificial Intelligence and copyright in the cultural heritage sector: views from Creative Commons

Artificial Intelligence and copyright in the cultural heritage sector: views from Creative Commons

Created: 18 March 2021

With lowered barriers to access and the development of new practices for Artificial Intelligence (AI), it’s no surprise that AI-related activities in the cultural heritage sector are increasing -  a topic in focus on this month on Europeana Pro. We hear from Creative Commons about the questions which AI raises for copyright and the approach that they are taking.

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