How will the ruling in THJ v Sheridan on copyright and the threshold of originality in UK law affect cultural institutions?
What does the Rijksmuseum’s landmark Vermeer exhibition tell us about museums, copyright and digital collections today? Vermeer is a major exhibition of the artist’s work at the Rijksmuseum that brings…
Fresh insight, important updates and new visualisations into the global picture of open access to cultural heritage
Why aggregators matter and how a fresh look at Europeana changed the picture of open access to cultural heritage in Europe
As 2021 draws to a close, how many cultural institutions have adopted open access policies, and how have they done this? Here’s the latest picture.
Are museums monetising public domain collections with NFTs fulfilling their mission?
A key principle of Open GLAM is that works in the public domain should remain in the public domain once digitised. However, many museums assert copyright in digital reproductions of public domain artworks. How legally legitimate is this?
Open access at Taiwan’s National Palace Museum
What Hokusai’s Great Wave tells us about museums and copyright today
How many cultural heritage institutions release all or some of their public domain collections open access?
How many Flickr Commons institutions provide functioning links to their own copyright policies?
Which licences and rights statements do cultural heritage institutions use to make their digital collections available?
How many cultural heritage institutions make their digital collections available for free reuse? How do they do this, and where is open access most prevalent?