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

Meet the Steering Group

Meet Fred Saunderson, Community Chair and the members and manager of the steering group

Follow Europeana Copyright on Twitter

Keep up to date with the latest news and and add your voice to discussions!


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Title:
Frederik Hendrik neemt als stadhouder zitting in de Staten van Holland, 1625
Date:
1732 - 1733
Institution:
Rijksmuseum
Country:
Netherlands

Latest news

Europeana Copyright Community launches guidelines on copyright management for cultural heritage institutions
Title:
Still Life
Date:
1860
Institution:
Rijksmuseum
Country:
Netherlands

Europeana Copyright Community launches guidelines on copyright management for cultural heritage institutions

Created: 23 May 2022

Today, the Europeana Copyright Community is delighted to publish Copyright Management: Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Institutions. Read on to discover how you can use the guidelines and how they support all those working in 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.

Upcoming 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.

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