Cultural Heritage in a  Digital Europe

An event co-hosted by MEP Julia Reda, Greens/EFA, Pirate Party and MEP Josef Weidenholzer, S&D

Europe is proud of its rich cultural heritage. Institutions like museums, libraries and archives play critical and rightly well-respected roles in society. The digital revolution has brought new challenges to these institutions. Too often, they face technical and contractual barriers to the digitalization, access, use and reuse of works. Many are calling for an adaptation of the international legal framework for copyright in order to continue fulfilling their missions of education, research and lending of materials in the digital environment.

Panel speakers

  • Delphine Jenart, Deputy Director of Mundaneum
  • Anne Bergman, Director of the Federation of European Publishers (FEP)
  • Stuart Hamilton, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
  • Maria Martin-Prat, European Commission, DG Internal Market
  • Paul Keller, Kennisland / COMMUNIA / Europeana

This conference is the first in a series of public events dedicated to the coming European copyright reform.

SOURCE: Julia (Piratenpartei Deutschland)