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Taking Care Of Orphan Works EFG Open Conference on Rights Clearance in European Film Archives

Date: 30 - 31 May 2011
Venue: EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Vondelpark 3, 1071 AA Amsterdam

Registration to the conference is now closed.

Developing best practices for rights clearing and the IPR management of cinematographic works has been one of the aims and challenges of the European Film Gateway project which is about to end this August. Although the EFG partner archives will be provided with the necessary tools to clear rights for the film-related material they want to publish online, one major question remains unsolved: how to facilitate access to and provide for the legal use of orphan works on Europeana and other cultural heritage portals?

The conference would like to provide a platform to continue the discussion between the involved stakeholders and address the following key questions and issues:

  • How is the orphan works issue dealt within Europeana and the Europeana group of projects?
  • Which models do they consider appropriate to clear rights and facilitate online access to orphan works: legal solutions, contractual agreements, extended collective licensing, risk management?
  • Which models are applicable for the film heritage sector and which are not?
  • Examples of best practices for rights clearing and IPR management within European film archives

The conference is organised and hosted by EYE Film Institute Netherlands, leader of the EFG Work Package “IPR Management and Administration”. EYE is supported by ACE , the Association of European Film Archives and Cinematheques, initiator of EFG and one of the leading protagonists in the orphan works debate.

For further information please contact:

Muriëlle van Sante
Phone: +31 (0) 20 758 2305

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