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Oggetto: [Communia] Europeana launches its Public Domain Charter
Data: Tue, 4 May 2010 07:13:58 -0600
Da: bernardo parrella <berny(a)cybermesa.com>
The Europeana Foundation has published a policy statement, the Public
Domain Charter, to highlight the value of public domain content in
the knowledge economy. It alerts Europe's museums, libraries,
archives and audiovisual collections to the fact that digitisation of
Public Domain content does not create new rights in it.
The document highlights the Public Domain as a "shared resource that
underpins contemporary societies" and it "provides a historically
developed balance to the rights of creators protected by copyright."
This initiative strengthens the recently-launched Public Domain
Manifesto goal to protect today's cultural landscape particularly
relevant to education, cultural heritage and scientific research --
thus ensuring that it can continue to function in a meaningful way.
The Public Domain Charter is currently available as a pdf download in
English, French, German, Spanish, and Polish.