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To make it easy for people to navigate and use our collections, data partners assign standardised rights information to the content they supply. Explore these pages to find guidance about rights statements and information on navigating copyright in the context of digital cultural heritage and Europeana.

Open and reusable digital cultural heritage

Information on how and why Europeana encourages you to open up collections for reuse.

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The Europeana Public Domain Charter
Publication Created: 28 April 2010 Julia Fallon

The Europeana Public Domain Charter

This policy document highlights the importance of the public domain by establishing Europeana’s views for a healthy public domain and recommendations for preserving its function.


Copyright Community

We cultivate, curate and share knowledge around the topic of copyright in the cultural heritage sector.

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Copyright news

Public Domain Tool - automating the calculation of works in the public domain

Created: 9 February 2021

We highlight a tool developed by Meemoo, the Flemish Institute for Archives, which helps cultural heritage institutions to determine whether their collection items could be in the public domain.