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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

Digitisation, intellectual property and cultural heritage: an update from the inDICES project

Created: 8 April 2021

The inDICES project is hard at work carrying out research into the impact of digitisation and intellectual property regulations on cultural heritage institutions. Colleagues from the project share the findings of a recent analysis on copyright for cultural heritage institutions in different countries. 

Artificial Intelligence and copyright in the cultural heritage sector: views from Creative Commons

Artificial Intelligence and copyright in the cultural heritage sector: views from Creative Commons

Created: 18 March 2021

With lowered barriers to access and the development of new practices for Artificial Intelligence (AI), it’s no surprise that AI-related activities in the cultural heritage sector are increasing -  a topic in focus on this month on Europeana Pro. We hear from Creative Commons about the questions which AI raises for copyright and the approach that they are taking.