Today the European Parliament passed the final compromise text of the Copyright in the Digital Market Directive. This brings an almost five-year-long process to modernise the EU copyright framework to a close. Together with other organisations representing cultural heritage, educational and research organisations, Europeana - on behalf of our Network members - has fought over the past five years to ensure that the package approved today includes measures that meaningfully address the challenges copyright poses for Europe's cultural heritage institutions.
On Wednesday, negotiators from the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission reached an agreement on a final compromise text for the European Union’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
Imagine you’ve discovered a great object on Europeana Collections. You want to use it, but you’re not sure how to do it correctly. Would it be easier for you to understand and share if the copyright and reuse information was correct and available in your native language? We believed it would and our Copyright Community has made it happen.
Europeana Executive Director Harry Verwayen was invited to speak at the European Parliament's 'Cultural heritage in Europe: linking past and future' conference on 26 June 2018. The speech he gave highlights the importance of digital cultural heritage within the current digital transformation.
On 20 June, the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament voted on the Parliament’s report on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive. The vote follows more than 1.5 years of intensive discussions and allows for trialogue negotiations under the Austrian Presidency.
Learning how to share to, build upon, and research with Wikidata were the key lessons from EuropeanaTech 2018. As more cultural organisations proactively engage in freely licensed structured data, Europeana is helping network members gain skills.
The National Library of Finland is the country's national aggregator, providing Europeana with almost 1 million digital objects from Finnish institutions. Maria Virtanen spoke to Douglas McCarthy about its recent national workshop in partnership with Europeana.
In 2013, the European Union amended the Public Sector Information Directive, establishing the principle that all available information produced and collected by public sector institutions must be made available for reuse under open terms and conditions. The European Commission is now reviewing the impact of the directive: have your say!