Creative Commons call for better sharing of cultural heritage

Creative Commons have announced the publication of Towards better sharing of cultural heritage — A Creative Commons Call to Action to Policymakers. The resource aims to support policymakers with key arguments to reform policy, in particular copyright, to achieve better sharing of cultural heritage in the public interest.

The resource was drafted by a small group of open culture advocates of the Creative Commons Copyright Platform and Open Culture Platform — Shanna Hollich (CC US), Emine Ozge Yildirim (KU Leuven), Maarten Zeinstra (CC Netherlands) and Brigitte Vézina (Director of Policy and Open Culture).

The publication summarizes key takeaways from the 2022 Creative Commons policy paper Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage — An Agenda for Copyright Reform and applies the lessons learned during a CC virtual workshop for policy experts and open culture enthusiasts held in May 2022 and numerous conversations with and by the CC open culture community held between June and October 2022, as well as direct document input gathering ideas, feedback and real-life examples.

The publication will be presented at Open Nederland’s Public Domain Day 2023 on January 13, 2023, at the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague. More information and registration for this hybrid event: