This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By clicking or navigating the site you agree to allow our collection of information through cookies. More info

Copyright

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.

Europeana Licensing Framework

An introduction to the Europeana Licensing Framework and Data Exchange Agreement


Learn more

Title: Europeana Licencing Framework

Institution: Europeana

Country: The Netherlands

CC BY-SA
The Europeana Public Domain Charter
Publication Created: 28 April 2010 Julia Fallon

The Europeana Public Domain Charter

The Public Domain is the material from which society derives knowledge and fashions new cultural works. Having a healthy and thriving Public Domain is essential to the social and economic well-being of society.

Copyright webinars

Explore rights clearance, open access and more!


Watch our webinars

Title: [Castellfollit de la Roca]

Creator: Desconegut

Date: 1910/1920

Institution: Ajuntament de Girona

Country: Spain

Public Domain

Open access initiatives

Explore examples of cultural heritage institutions opening up their collections

Paris Musées embraces open access

Title: English language interface of the Paris Musées collections online

Creator: Paris Musées

Date: 2020

Institution: Paris Musées

Country: France

CC BY

Paris Musées embraces open access

In a major step towards greater open access in France, Paris Musées is releasing its digital collections into the public domain with a CC0 waiver. Europeana's Douglas McCarthy spoke with Philippe Rivière, Head of Communication and Digital at Paris Musées, to find out more.

Open access arrives at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Title: Portrait of Dora Wheeler, 1882-1883

Creator: William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916)

Date: 1882-1883

Institution: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Boudinot Keith in memory of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade

Country: United States of America

CC0

Open access arrives at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art announced a major new Open Access initiative, releasing images of its public-domain works for use without restriction. Jane Alexander, Chief Digital Information Officer at the CMA, gave Douglas McCarthy the inside story behind the announcement.

Open up! Open access at Birmingham Museums Trust

Title: The Travelling Companions (detail)

Creator: Augustus Leopold Egg

Date: 1862

Institution: Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Country: United Kingdom

CC0

Open up! Open access at Birmingham Museums Trust

Linda Spurdle, Digital Development Manager, tells Douglas McCarthy why the Trust is adopting open access policies and what it hopes to achieve.

Copyright news

Evaluating the Orphan Works Directive

Evaluating the Orphan Works Directive

Created: 19 November 2020

Eight years on from the adoption of the Orphan Works Directive, the European Commission has initiated a review of the Directive through a survey on its application. 87 institutions submitted their views, and today we tell you about Europeana’s response.

Copyright in the cultural heritage sector: outcomes of the German Presidency event

Copyright in the cultural heritage sector: outcomes of the German Presidency event

Created: 28 October 2020

We explore the main messages that came out of our recent two day Presidency Event on the role of copyright in the digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector, and tell you about our next steps.

top