Europeana has just published the Public Domanin Charter. Europeana, as the Europe’s digital library, museum and archive belongs to the public and should represent public interest. Hence there is a need to start a discussion on this topic. The Charter is a declaration of the principles for a healthy Public Domain containing material from which society derives knowledge and fashions new cultural works. The Charter accents the fact that digitisation of the Public Domain content does not create new rights over it. The works that are in the Public Domain in analogue form continue to be the part of it once their digital form has been created.
You can find the full text of the Public Domain Charter at the Europeana
Europeana encourages all who want to discuss the Charter to send an e-mail to email@example.com
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