Copyright challenges and policy
choices in European heritage
projects
Tools, ethics and methods
LISETTE KALSHOVEN, MMSH, A...
Who am I?
• Work at think and do-tank Kennisland
• Mission to make society smarter
• Work a lot with Europeana on (IPR) po...
What we will discuss today
1. The copyright barrier in creating access to culture
2. Developing policies and using best pr...
The copyright barrier in creating access to
culture
• Digital revolution creates more possibilities to provide access
(cheaper to distribute information)
• More possibilities...
Chronological distribution of dcterms:issued values in Europeana dataset 

1800-today (Data September 2015)
20th century b...
“Why can I see, use and experience thoughts,
art and scientific discoveries from the
nineteenth century, but can’t I see w...
Copyright is…
• international
• temporary
• layered
• automatic
• equal
CC BY Kevin Dooley, selfie
Cultural experience the law allows
Through dedicated terminals
in cultural heritage
institutionsCC BY-NC-SA Renée Turner v...
Cultural experience citizens expect
Through any device,
anywhereCC BY-NC-SA Kathy Cassidy
Do not resign to the system chosen
for you. Use the system.
CC BY-NC-SA Thomas Guignard
And change the system
Example: The Netherlands
Institute for Sound & Vision
Special thanks to Maarten Brinkerink from NISV for this case study
The organisation
• Sound and Vision (NISV) has one of the largest audiovisual
archives in Europe.
• The institute manages ...
The policy
• When NISV has determined material lies in the Public Domain,
we make it available without restrictions
• When...
Challenges
• Audiovisual material contains multiple layers of IPR
• NISV doesn’t know who all those rights holders are (an...
The results
• NISV holds an estimate of 1,000,000 hours of audiovisual
material
The results
• NISV holds an estimate of 1,000,000 hours of audiovisual
material
• About of third of the entire collection ...
The results
• NISV holds an estimate of 1,000,000 hours of audiovisual
material
• About of third of the entire collection ...
The results
• NISV holds an estimate of 1,000,000 hours of audiovisual
material
• About of third of the entire collection ...
Developing policies and using best
practices
We develop policies based on
what people want, what people
need and what sets a positive
example
Rijksmuseum collection, p...
http://europeana.eu/portal/collections/music
(IPR) goals of Europeana
• Have clear rights information on the platform for users and re-
users of the cultural heritage
...
Metadata: CC0, Digital Objects: 13 rights statements
Metadata CC0, Digital Objects: 87.000 rights statements
The Europeana Licensing
Framework
Public Domain, collection of the SMK
The Europeana licensing framework aims to
ensure that users of Europeana are provided
with clear and easy to understand
in...
It ensures that all metadata aggregated can
be published by Europeana under the same
terms and used by anyone for any purp...
With regards to content that is made
available via Europeana, the licensing
framework provides a list of standardised
righ...
http://pro.europeana.eu/edm-documentationhttp://pro.europeana.eu/available-rights-statements
We develop best practices and tools together
as a network
By listening, trying, sharing, listening and
improving
Rijksmuse...
For example: Ensuring the
accuracy of rights statements
Public Domain, collection of the SMK
Unmarked
All Rights Reserved
Unknown
Creative Commons
Public Domain
Selecting a rights statement can be tricky
License of the image
“We need to look out what our sector needs
to fulfil our public mission: making our
collections accessible.”
Credit: David...
• We share all our documents (unless financial details are
included) under CC BY
• All the software we produce is open sou...
• Have digital objects with clear copyright information
• Develop guides that help with rights clearance and developing a
...
Principles of a rights clearance policy
• Have a clear, short, easy policy that non-lawyers can understand
• Respect intel...
Moral and ethical rights in collections
• Separate from copyright (IPR)
• Consider privacy laws
• Consider the wishes of t...
Ask for help
Public Domain, Rijksmuseum Collection
Work In progress: policy recommendations
Europeana Sounds policy
recommendations to
enable CHI to get more of
their collec...
Advocacy for a more sensible copyright
We are in the middle of one of the
most fundamental shifts in how
we preserve and access our
cultural heritage
The current copyright system has
not been designed to for this
transformation. Our cultural
heritage institutions deserve
...
… better than an orphan works
directive that does not help with
mass digitisation…
… better than a copyright
directive that allows us to digitise
works only in certain special
cases.
… better than a copyright
directive that allows us to make
works available only via
‘dedicated terminals’
… better than a lending directive
that leaves libraries at the mercy
of publishers when they want to
lend out e-books
Europe needs a copyright system
that enables universal online
access to cultural heritage.
Thank you
Kennisland stands for a modern copyright for a modern
society, and advices organisations on the sharing of
knowl...
Copyright challenges and policy choices in European heritage projects Tools, ethics and methods" par Lisette Kalshoven, 14...
Copyright challenges and policy choices in European heritage projects Tools, ethics and methods" par Lisette Kalshoven, 14...
Copyright challenges and policy choices in European heritage projects Tools, ethics and methods" par Lisette Kalshoven, 14...
Copyright challenges and policy choices in European heritage projects Tools, ethics and methods" par Lisette Kalshoven, 14...
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  1. 1. Copyright challenges and policy choices in European heritage projects Tools, ethics and methods LISETTE KALSHOVEN, MMSH, AIX-EN-PROVENCE , January 14th 2016
  2. 2. Who am I? • Work at think and do-tank Kennisland • Mission to make society smarter • Work a lot with Europeana on (IPR) policy and advocacy • Run IPR work package in Europeana Sounds • Kennisland is Public Lead for Creative Commons Nederland
  3. 3. What we will discuss today 1. The copyright barrier in creating access to culture 2. Developing policies and using best practices 3. Advocacy for a more sensible copyright
  4. 4. The copyright barrier in creating access to culture
  5. 5. • Digital revolution creates more possibilities to provide access (cheaper to distribute information) • More possibilities for interesting research due to modern technologies (i.e. data mining) • Citizens can engage with their culture, the more access the more people can put things in perspective and learn • More access online creates equality across Europe • Creatives can more easily build upon our culture Why (online) access to heritage
  6. 6. Chronological distribution of dcterms:issued values in Europeana dataset 
 1800-today (Data September 2015) 20th century black hole
  7. 7. “Why can I see, use and experience thoughts, art and scientific discoveries from the nineteenth century, but can’t I see what the generation before me has improved on that?”
  8. 8. Copyright is… • international • temporary • layered • automatic • equal
  9. 9. CC BY Kevin Dooley, selfie
  10. 10. Cultural experience the law allows Through dedicated terminals in cultural heritage institutionsCC BY-NC-SA Renée Turner via Flickr
  11. 11. Cultural experience citizens expect Through any device, anywhereCC BY-NC-SA Kathy Cassidy
  12. 12. Do not resign to the system chosen for you. Use the system. CC BY-NC-SA Thomas Guignard And change the system
  13. 13. Example: The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision Special thanks to Maarten Brinkerink from NISV for this case study
  14. 14. The organisation • Sound and Vision (NISV) has one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe. • The institute manages over 70 percent of the Dutch audiovisual heritage. • The collection contains more than a million hours of television, radio, music and film from the beginning in 1898 until today. • It collects, preserves and opens the audiovisual heritage for as many users as possible: media professionals, education, science and the general public.
  15. 15. The policy • When NISV has determined material lies in the Public Domain, we make it available without restrictions • When the institution owns the IPR, they make it available for reuse under an open license (Usually Creative Commons BY or BY-SA) • For the remainder of the collection NISV aims to obtain permission to make the material available online, mainly through stakeholder dialogue
  16. 16. Challenges • Audiovisual material contains multiple layers of IPR • NISV doesn’t know who all those rights holders are (and sometimes nobody does) • In practice, making audiovisual material available involves takings risks • NISV only owns the IPR of a fraction of the archive, and even less is in the Public Domain • If they know the relevant rights holders, they need to be convinced to give permission
  17. 17. The results • NISV holds an estimate of 1,000,000 hours of audiovisual material
  18. 18. The results • NISV holds an estimate of 1,000,000 hours of audiovisual material • About of third of the entire collection has been digitised (30%)
  19. 19. The results • NISV holds an estimate of 1,000,000 hours of audiovisual material • About of third of the entire collection has been digitised (30%) • NISV managed to make 1,800 hours available online (0.18%)
  20. 20. The results • NISV holds an estimate of 1,000,000 hours of audiovisual material • About of third of the entire collection has been digitised (30%) • NISV managed to make 1,800 hours available online (0.18%) • Of which 320 hours are openly available or fall in the Public Domain (0.032%)
  21. 21. Developing policies and using best practices
  22. 22. We develop policies based on what people want, what people need and what sets a positive example Rijksmuseum collection, public domain
  23. 23. http://europeana.eu/portal/collections/music
  24. 24. (IPR) goals of Europeana • Have clear rights information on the platform for users and re- users of the cultural heritage • Set standards for rights information in Europe and beyond • Assist the network in developing best practices and policies in rights clearance • Advocate for a cultural heritage friendly copyright law
  25. 25. Metadata: CC0, Digital Objects: 13 rights statements
  26. 26. Metadata CC0, Digital Objects: 87.000 rights statements
  27. 27. The Europeana Licensing Framework Public Domain, collection of the SMK
  28. 28. The Europeana licensing framework aims to ensure that users of Europeana are provided with clear and easy to understand information on what they can and cannot do with metadata and content that they encounter via Europeana. Public Domain, collection of the SMK
  29. 29. It ensures that all metadata aggregated can be published by Europeana under the same terms and used by anyone for any purpose without any restrictions. To achieve this Europeana makes available all metadata under the terms of the CC0 Public Domain Dedication. Public Domain, collection of the SMK
  30. 30. With regards to content that is made available via Europeana, the licensing framework provides a list of standardised rights statements that must be used by data providers to describe the rights status of the digital objects that they make available via Europeana. Public Domain, collection of the SMK
  31. 31. http://pro.europeana.eu/edm-documentationhttp://pro.europeana.eu/available-rights-statements
  32. 32. We develop best practices and tools together as a network By listening, trying, sharing, listening and improving Rijksmuseum collection, public domain
  33. 33. For example: Ensuring the accuracy of rights statements Public Domain, collection of the SMK
  34. 34. Unmarked All Rights Reserved Unknown Creative Commons Public Domain
  35. 35. Selecting a rights statement can be tricky License of the image
  36. 36. “We need to look out what our sector needs to fulfil our public mission: making our collections accessible.” Credit: David Paul Carr/BnF
  37. 37. • We share all our documents (unless financial details are included) under CC BY • All the software we produce is open source (anyone can re-use) • We share our metadata under CC0 under the DEA of Europeaan • We share copyright information under the Europeana Licensing Framework • We aim to be as open as we can with collections, and label public domain material as being public domain Copyright choices in Europeana Sounds
  38. 38. • Have digital objects with clear copyright information • Develop guides that help with rights clearance and developing a copyright policy • Investigate barriers to online access • Consult with rights holder organisations to tear down barriers • Research barriers from an academy point of view, improving knowledge on how to obtain licenses • Develop policy recommendation on how best to change the system IPR goals of Europeana Sounds
  39. 39. Principles of a rights clearance policy • Have a clear, short, easy policy that non-lawyers can understand • Respect intellectual property laws, respect the authors and rights holders of the material • Consult the paperwork (contracts, partners, appropriation policy) • Determine which collections have priority • Based on cultural value (academic or cultural) • Based on copyright policy • Create ‘cut-off’ points (too complicated to clear) • Determine how much risk you are willing to take
  40. 40. Moral and ethical rights in collections • Separate from copyright (IPR) • Consider privacy laws • Consider the wishes of the community (ask for permission) • Especially in ‘colonial’ collections • Consult the WIPO guidelines • Communicate about the ethical situation on the website and in the metadata • When in doubt: do not put online
  41. 41. Ask for help Public Domain, Rijksmuseum Collection
  42. 42. Work In progress: policy recommendations Europeana Sounds policy recommendations to enable CHI to get more of their collection accessible.
  43. 43. Advocacy for a more sensible copyright
  44. 44. We are in the middle of one of the most fundamental shifts in how we preserve and access our cultural heritage
  45. 45. The current copyright system has not been designed to for this transformation. Our cultural heritage institutions deserve better, and the public deserves better.
  46. 46. … better than an orphan works directive that does not help with mass digitisation…
  47. 47. … better than a copyright directive that allows us to digitise works only in certain special cases.
  48. 48. … better than a copyright directive that allows us to make works available only via ‘dedicated terminals’
  49. 49. … better than a lending directive that leaves libraries at the mercy of publishers when they want to lend out e-books
  50. 50. Europe needs a copyright system that enables universal online access to cultural heritage.
  51. 51. Thank you Kennisland stands for a modern copyright for a modern society, and advices organisations on the sharing of knowledge and collections. Lisette Kalshoven lk@kl.nl / @LNKalshoven This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.


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