FORWARD Conference “Digitisation of cultural heritage and orphan works” 30/11/16

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9 November 2016 – In 2012, the Orphan Works Directive has been adopted with the aim to unlock hundreds of thousands of objects preserved in Europe’s libraries, museums, archives and cinematheques, to digitse and publish them on portals like the European Film Gateway or Europeana.  How has this objective been put into practise?  The conference,
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FORWARD – Framework for a EU-wide Audiovisual Orphan Works Registry

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Since November 2013, a consortium of 13 partners, among them 11 Film Heritage Institutions and commercial film libraries are working on FORWARD, a three-year EU funded project, which aims at creating an EU wide, semi-automated system to assess the rights status for all types of audiovisual works, including orphans. FORWARD has been initiated by ACE
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9th Orphan Film Symposium Amsterdam, 30 March – 2 April 2014

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13/02/2014 – From 30 March to 2 April, EYE Film Institute Netherlands is hosting the 9th edition of the Orphan Film Symposium. The event is organised in cooperation with NYU Cinema Studies and the University of Amsterdam. For the first time, it will be held in Europe. Theme of Orphans 9 is “The Future of
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Conference “Impact of recent European initiatives on the digitisation of works, 7th June, Brussels

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30 May 2013 -  Large scale digitsation projects, mainly undertaken by libraries and archives, are absolutely indispensable for the promotion of the knowledge society and public access to culture. These projects are all confronted with the challenge of copyright. To date, European Institutions don’t have a specific solution for mass-digitisation. Over the past two years,
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XX Udine International Film Studies Conference, 12-14 March

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11 March 2013 – The digital revolution and the birth of Web 2.0 has fundamentally transformed the media landscape. As a consequence, the question of intellectual copyright is at the very center of the public debate and has also begun to draw the attention of scholars and researcher. The conference “Who’s What? Intellectual Copyright in
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About ACE

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The Association of European Cinémathèques (ACE) is an affiliation of 44 national and regional preservation film archives from all over Europe. Its joint role is to protect the European film heritage and to assure that the audiovisual records of the past can be enjoyed and studied for generations to come. ACE´s main aims are: to
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Cinema Experts Group meeting in Brussels

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3 September 2012 – This year’s Cinema Expert Group – Subgroup Film Heritage takes place at the Cinematek in Brussels on 16 October 2012. The Cinema Experts Group is annually organised by the Audiovisual and Media Policy Unit of the European Commission, where experts from all over Europe meet to discuss best practices and policies
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EC Adopts Proposal for a Directive on Orphan Works

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27 May 2011 – On 24 May 2011, the European Commission adopted a Proposal for a Directive on certain permitted uses of orphan works with a view to establishing common rules on the digitisation and online display of so-called orphan works. Orphan works are works like books, published articles and films that are still protected
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EFG Conference on Rights Clearance & Orphan Works

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13 May 2011 – On 30 and 31 May, EFG – The European Film Gateway will hold the open conference “Taking Care Of Orphan Works – Rights Clearance in European Film Archives”. Representatives from film archives, Europeana and rights holder organisations will meet at EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam, to talk about rights clearing and
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