[OpenGLAM] Online access to cultural heritage now! - Open letter to the EC
joris.pekel at europeana.eu
Thu Oct 29 16:11:07 UTC 2015
Thanks for sharing Lieke!
Yes, this is a very important letter. If you work at an institution and
have to deal with copyright, please have a look at it and, if you agree,
In the meantime: The New York Times also picked up on OpenGLAM :)
All the best,
On 29 October 2015 at 14:23, Lieke Ploeger <lieke.ploeger at okfn.org> wrote:
> Dear all,
> The European Commission is currently working on modernising EU copyright
> rules as part of its strategy to create a Digital Single Market for Europe.
> This is a great opportunity to influence the outcomes and make sure that
> galleries, libraries, museums and archives will be able to make their
> collections openly available online.
> That is why Europeana, together with the directors of 29 major cultural
> heritage institutions have written an Open Letter strongly in favour of
> updated copyright rules addressed to Commissioner Oettinger, Vice President
> Ansip and Commissioner Navracsics.
> The letter has been summarised by Paul Keller of Kennisland here:
> and by Communia:
> Additional support is very welcome and can greatly strengthen the ability
> to influence the outcome: you can add your institution to the list through
> this page:
> Best regards, Lieke Ploeger.
> Lieke Ploeger
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