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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

Copyright Community Work Plan 2020

Copyright Community Work Plan 2020

The Europeana Copyright Community is one of the Europeana Network Association's six specialist communities. Explore their work plan for 2020.

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

Explore our archive

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

Creator: Carl Larsson

Institution: Nationalmuseum

Country: Sweden

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

Our copyright priorities throughout 2020-2025

Our copyright priorities throughout 2020-2025

Created: 25 September 2020

Europeana’s strategy for 2020-2025 imagines a cultural heritage sector powered by digital and a Europe powered by culture. We have identified what this means for copyright, and brought our plans together into a strategy for copyright 2020-2025.

Digital conference for Germany EU Presidency to explore copyright and capacity building

Digital conference for Germany EU Presidency to explore copyright and capacity building

Created: 21 September 2020

Two complementary digital conferences organised by Europeana and the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek are supporting cultural heritage institutions in their digital transformations, by focussing on the importance of building capacity and skills to do with copyright. The conferences are organised as part of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, putting cultural heritage in the spotlight for Europe's policymakers.

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