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Wednesday, July 16 • 14:00 - 16:00
Maintaining a healthy and thriving Public Domain - exploring the notion of originality and copyright when digitising analogue works.

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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. However, during the act of digitisation, organisations or the person performing the act of digitising sometimes claims copyright on the digitised work, effectively taking it out of the public domain. European copyright law does not give a clear answer if this is allowed or not as this notion of ‘originality’ is hard to define and leads to a lot of discussions.

During this workshop we want to explore the this further and provide a series of guidelines for cultural heritage institutions when they start a digitisation program. The workshop will bring together representatives from cultural heritage institutions, legal experts and open data advocates to address the topic and come to a common approach how to deal with this issue.

Session hashtag: #OKFestPD 

This session was co-created by the Open GLAM Open Knowledge Working Group. This session remains editorially independent as it was put together in consultation with the Programme Team following the same guidelines as for other sessions at the festival. 


Joris Pekel

Community Coordinator Cultural Heritage, Europeana
Joris Pekel is the Community Coordinator Cultural Heritage at the Europeana Foundation. He works with cultural institutions to make their data available to a wider audience and connect their collections with others. He is also the coordinator of the OpenGLAM working group

Lieke Ploeger

OpenGLAM Community Manager, Open Knowledge
Lieke Ploeger works at Open Knowledge as Community Manager for the OpenGLAM initiative and Project Manager for the DM2E project, promoting free and open access to digital cultural heritage data. She holds an MA in Modern Western Literature and Translation Studies and lives and works... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 16:00 CEST
Space P1 Kulturbrauerei

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