Brigitte Vézina

Brigitte Vézina

Brigitte Vézina
Director of Policy, Open Culture, and GLAM
Brigitte drives CC's copyright policy and advocacy activities.
Brigitte Vézina

Brigitte is passionate about all things spanning culture, arts, handicraft, traditions, fashion and, of course, copyright law and policy.  She gets a kick out of tackling the fuzzy legal and policy issues that stand in the way of access, use, re-use and remix of culture, information and knowledge.

Before joining CC, she worked for a decade as a legal officer at WIPO and then ran her own consultancy, advising Europeana, SPARC Europe and others on copyright matters.

Currently located in the Netherlands where she lives with her husband and two kids, Brigitte grew up living in eight different countries across North America, Africa and Europe but Montréal is where she proudly comes from.

Brigitte is a fellow at the Canadian think tank Centre for International Governance Innovation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Université de Montréal and a master’s in law from Georgetown University. She has been a member of the Bar of Quebec since 2003.

Photo credit: Victoria Heath CC BY 4.0

Brigitte's News

Assessing cultural heritage institutions’ needs related to CC’s public domain tools

On January 1, 2022, and throughout the month of January, Creative Commons (CC) is celebrating Public Domain Day, welcoming copyright works into the public domain, where they become freely available for the public to use, reuse and modify.  As part of our Open Culture / GLAM program’s celebration of Public Domain Day, we are reaching … Read More “Assessing cultural heritage institutions’ needs related to CC’s public domain tools”

Digital Services Act — Is the EU legislative train on the right track?

On December 14, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament adopted its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal, under the leadership of IMCO DSA Rapporteur MEP Christel Schaldemose (S&D, Denmark). What is the Digital Services Act? The Digital Services Act aims to update the current EU legal framework … Read More “Digital Services Act — Is the EU legislative train on the right track?”

Creative Commons’ statement on CC licenses and the text and data mining exception under Article 4 EU CDSM Directive

Creative Commons’ statement on the Opt-Out Exception Regime / Rights Reservation Regime for Text and Data Mining under Article 4 of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is now available here. We’re grateful to everyone who contributed their many thoughtful comments during the public consultation period, which has now come to … Read More “Creative Commons’ statement on CC licenses and the text and data mining exception under Article 4 EU CDSM Directive”

Eight open GLAM case studies selected: discover the successful projects and their leaders!

In October 2021, Creative Commons launched a call for case studies on open access in cultural institutions, such as galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs), from low-capacity, non-Western institutions, or representing marginalized, underrepresented communities from various regions. The aim of the open call was to help generate a more global, inclusive, and equitable picture and … Read More “Eight open GLAM case studies selected: discover the successful projects and their leaders!”

Creative Commons welcomes EC recommendation on common European data space for cultural heritage

A few days ago, the European Commission (EC) released a recommendation for a common data space for cultural heritage, which aims to “accelerate the digitization of all cultural heritage monuments and sites, objects and artefacts for future generations, to protect and preserve those at risk, and boost their reuse in domains such as education, sustainable … Read More “Creative Commons welcomes EC recommendation on common European data space for cultural heritage”

The Future of Open Webinar Recap & Recording

Earlier this year, Creative Commons announced that four working groups of the Creative Commons Copyright Platform would examine policy issues affecting the open ecosystem from a global perspective: (1) artificial intelligence and open content; (2) platform liability; (3) copyright exceptions and limitations; and (4) the ethics of open sharing.  The CC Copyright Platform was established … Read More “The Future of Open Webinar Recap & Recording”

CC Copyright Platform Members Share the Stories of Their Projects

Last year, six projects were carried out thanks to funding made available to the Creative Commons Copyright Platform members to drive policy issues affecting the open movement. In this blog post, we’re glad to share the engaging, inspiring articles the project lead wrote on CC’s Medium publication We Like to Share. Preparing Bulgarian GLAMs for … Read More “CC Copyright Platform Members Share the Stories of Their Projects”