Topic: intellectual property rights

RICHES policy brief on IPR just released

This policy brief offers a way of thinking about copyright that is designed to reflect the changes wrought in and on the cultural heritage sector by digitisation and can be used as an impetus for change in law and in practice. It is mainly for European policy-makers but also cultural heritage institutions are interested in this policy brief because of the significant roles they have in the changing cultural heritage landscape within Europe. Continue reading


Urban Landscape photography and copyright

There’s a big buzz currently going on about the issue of Freedom of Panorama, connected to the neverendig story of copyright in the changing digital world, and particularly connected to photography and to user-generated content. Freedom of Panorama is a … Continue reading


PREFORMA Starts Prototyping Phase

The three consortia awarded with contracts for the prototyping phase – veraPDF consortium, Easy Innova and MediaArea – start development on open source file compliance checkers for documents, still images and moving image materials. This phase will last until December 2016. Continue reading


Excellent evaluation for Preforma!

On 26 March 2015 PREFORMA underwent its first review, obtaining an excellent evaluation. The EC reviewers gave the consortium useful recommendations to improve the networking activities and to start planning the testing phase. Continue reading


Article about PREFORMA published in Archival Science

The article “Digital curation and quality standards for memory institutions: PREFORMA research project” has just been published in the Archive Science Journal – S.I. Digital Curation – and it is available as ‘Online First’ on SpringerLink. Continue reading


E-Space technical workshop

Europeana Space is establishing a Technical Space as a framework for storing, accessing and processing cultural heritage content and metadata. Based upon IPR licensing, curators, scholars, professional users and developers will be able to search for and manage resources within … Continue reading


Presentation of the results of the first design phase

On March 6th 2015, the six suppliers who are currently working in the first design phase of the PREFORMA PCP project presented to the PREFORMA Consortium and to the external experts of the Evaluation Committee the results of their work. Stay tuned on our Open Source Portal! Continue reading


Smart TV Apps at Europeana Space Workshop

On 25-26th of February 2015, the EuropeanaTV team organized a workshop at Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) in Potsdam to work out a SmartTV app. It had to use RBB content about the Berlin wall together with related materials from Europeana. This workshop is part of the work realized in the TV pilot of Europeana Space project. Continue reading


Europeana Space IPR Workshop

The IPR workshop was an opportunity to begin to explore some of the issues that are likely to arise during the project as pilots and tools are developed and as open content is monetised. Continue reading