The CC Global Summit 2020 will take place online!
Creative Commons (CC) annually holds the CC Global Summit events, bringing together experts from different fields with the purpose of spurring on debates and organising workshops related to Open Access. This year’s CC Global Summit 2020 will, due to COVID-19 related circumstances, take place online. With this in mind, CC are calling for proposals for better event organisation, including proposals addressing issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the global movement against racial injustice. You are welcome to submit your proposals!
CC Global Summit 2020 will take place between 19 and 24 October and will be the first such event held entirely online. This year’s theme is the values that shape CC and that help open community build a more equitable, inclusive and accessible world.
For this purpose, CC calls for proposals to be submitted by 17 July 2020, and the proposals should address one or more of the following areas:
– Creators of the Commons – The faces, work, and stories of those building the Commons;
– Powering the Commons – Exploring the tools, technology, and communities that power the Commons;
– Open Education and Open Scholarship – Supporting communities that practice open access to education and scholarships;
– Open Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums – Improving and expanding open access to cultural heritage;
– Policy and Advocacy promoting the Commons – Strategies for legal action and copyright reform;
The CC Global Summit 2020 is free for all, and includes programming in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, and Spanish.
On Monday, 14 September 2020 the Public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage was closed. The purpose of the public consultation was that the European Commission receives feedback on its Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation from the interested stakeholders. Among others, Communia submitted its response as well, outlining the need for adaptation to the ever changing digital world.
Last week the deadline for responses to the European Commission’s Targeted consultation addressed to the participants to the stakeholder dialogue on Article 17 of the CDSM Directive came to a close. Yesterday 14 September 2020, civil society organisations sent to Commissioner Breton a joint letter summarising their responses to the Commission’s consultation document and emphasising the importance of user rights protection.
On Wednesday, 9 September 2020, the General Court published its long-awaited judgement in the “Teran” case (Case T-626/17), which started already back in 2017, and dismissed Slovenia’s action for annulment of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1353 of 19 May 2017 amending Regulation (EC) No 607/2009 as regards the wine grape varieties and their synonyms that may appear on wine labels, pursuant to which the designation ‘Teran’ may be used on the labels of Croatian wines, produced in Istra region.
After three successfully organised virtual “salons”, Communia will, in cooperation with #NoWorries project, organise the fourth one “Which digital policies work for cultural heritage in 2020s?” on Thursday, 17 September 2020. You are welcome to attend!