Open Culture Policy

 

The Pink Cloud, Henri-Edmond Cross, 1896, Cleveland Museum of Art, https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2020.106, CC0
The Pink Cloud, Henri-Edmond Cross, 1896, Cleveland Museum of Art, https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2020.106, CC0

As part of our Open Culture Program, Creative Commons actively advocates for copyright reform that could enable cultural heritage institutions to fulfill their legitimate, public interest missions. 

This includes continuing to advocate for the importance of keeping non-original reproductions of public domain works in the public domain, encouraging a purposeful policy discourse celebrating open culture as a positive affirmation of the importance of open access and sharing of cultural materials to the fullest extent possible, and engaging in conversations on the respectful and ethical use of culturally-sensitive materials.

In 2022, Creative Commons published a GLAM policy paper entitled “Towards better sharing of Cultural Heritage — An agenda for Copyright Reform.” This document summarizes the copyright-related improvement objectives for cultural heritage institutions and their users, in order to guide them to achieve better sharing of cultural heritage, i.e., sharing that is contextualized, ethical, inclusive, sustainable, purposeful and prosocial. 

Thanks to the support of Creative Commons community members, we are pleased to offer this document in the following languages: 

  • Serbian | Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage – An agenda for Copyright Reform- Ка бољој размени културног наслеђа — Агенда за реформу ауторских права – Serbian translation by Gordana Trumbić.
  • Italian| Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage – An agenda for Copyright Reform- Verso una migliore condivisione del patrimonio culturale – Un’agenda per la riforma del diritto d’autore – Italian translation by Marisa Badini, Deborah De Angelis, Michele De Iaco, Suzanna Marazza, Laura Sinigaglia.
  • French | Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage – An agenda for Copyright Reform- Vers un meilleur partage du patrimoine culturel – Un programme de réforme du droit d’auteur – French translation by Camille Françoise. 
  • Greek | Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage – An agenda for Copyright Reform –Προς μία Καλύτερη Κοινή Χρήση της Πολιτιστικής Κληρονομιάς – Μια Ατζέντα για τη Μεταρρύθμιση των Πνευματικών Δικαιωμάτων – Greek translation by Vasiliki Psaridou. 
  • Hindi | Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage – An agenda for Copyright Reform – सांस्कृतिक विरासत के बेहतर शेयरकरण की ओर — कॉपीराइट सुधार के लिए एक कार्यसूची — Hindi translation by Dr. Gireesh Kumar T.K.

Disclaimer: The original English version is the authoritative version on which the above unofficial translations are based. Creative Commons does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the translations.

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