January 23, 2022

Europe: “The Latest on Copyright Reform: Europeana’s Updated Mandate”

From a Europeana Pro Post:

On the 14th of december 2016 the European Commission presented its proposal for modernizing the EU copyright rules – the next step in the legislative process is for these proposals to be discussed in the European Parliament and the Council in the coming months. The proposed directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market contains proposals for addressing two of the core issues that Europeana has been working on in the past 2 years: An exception aimed at allowing digitization for preservation and a licensing mechanism for Out of Commerce Works in the collections of cultural heritage institutions.
In the light of these concrete legislative proposals the Europeana Foundation board has asked the Copyright working group of the Europeana Network to produce an updated mandate that can serve as the basis for advocacy activities of Europeana aimed at improving the commission’s proposals. Over the past few weeks the copyright working group has drafted an updated mandate and last week the Members Council of the Europeana Network association has formally approved the updated mandate, which identifies the issues that Europeana should focus on and for each issue it describes an advocacy objective and recommends a level of engagement for Europeana.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.