Results and resources
Europeana Licensing Framework
The Europeana Licensing Framework is enabling the Europeana Strategic plan 2011-2015. It's center piece is the Data Exchange Agreement (DEA), a contract which is signed by each Europeana partner and which governs the re-use conditions of metadata and previews but leaves partners free to implement whichever regime they see fir for their digitised objects. Working with the Europeana stakeholders is a key activity and reflected by extensive consultation, including community norm-setting through the Europeana Metadata guidelines.
The Europeana Public Domain Charter is second key deliverable, which required extensive consultation, giving guidance for valuing and dealing with expired rights. A Public Domain Mark was launched together with Creative Commons.
IViR conducted research into the question of the duration of the protection of subject matter in which copyright or neighbouring rights subsist across Europe. The research thus effected ultimately resulted in the production by Kennisland of the current set of Public Domain Calculators, each calculator corresponding to an examined jurisdiction.
In the last year of the project, focus has shifted to rights clearance issues, starting with a prerequisites analysis of Extended Collective Licensing. IViR conducted research on the issue which led to the publication of a report:
(with J. Axhamn) Cross-border extended collective licensing: a solution to online dissemination of Europe's cultural heritage?, Amsterdam: Institute for Information Law August 2011. Final report prepared for EuropeanaConnect.