Étiquette : Orphan works

9th Orphan Film Symposium Amsterdam, 30 March – 2 April 2014

orphans9-440-20013/02/2014 – 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 Obsolescence »: What kind of orphan films document these phenomena? What neglected and orphaned media should we re-view to better understand the world? How should archivists and curators deal with obsolete “new media”? How do archives, museums, libraries, and sister institutions participate in remix culture? The symposium addresses archivists, curators, scholars, technology experts, librarians, collectors, distributors, preservationists, artists, and legal experts alike.  It starts on Sunday evening, March 30, 2014, with a film concert and the world premiere of the recent EYE discovery and preservation of East is West (USA, 1922). One session will be dedicated to the FORWARD project, the European Registry for Orphan Works.

Attendance at the Orphan Film Symposium is open to anyone, but advanced paid registration is required. Registration fee is $250 before 15 February, $300 after.
Students and the underemployed may pay half-price. The fees cover access to screenings, panels, performances, and events, catered meals and breaks and a registration packet.

Please register at http://www.nyu.edu/orphanfilm/
Read the programme here

 

Conférence « Impact des récentes initiatives européennes sur le processus de numérisation des oeuvres, 7 Juin, Brussels

logo-crids30 May 2013 – Les projets de numérisation à grande échelle qu’entreprennent notamment les bibliothèques et les services d’archives,
absolument indispensables pour la promotion de la société de la connaissance et l’accès du public à la culture, les confrontent à un réel défi du point de vue du droit d’auteur. Les exceptions existantes ne permettant pas de réaliser des projets d’une telle ampleur, les bibliothèques et services d’archives sont alors contraints de recueillir préalablement l’accord des titulaires de droits, ce qui consiste en une procédure longue et coûteuse. A l’heure actuelle, les instances européennes n’ont pas retenu de solution particulière pour la numérisation de masse.

Pendant les deux dernières années, trois initiatives Européennes ont été instaurées pour encourager la numérisation (à grande echelle) et la mise en ligne des oeuvres encore soumises au droit d’auteur: la Directive 2012/28/EU, le Memorandum of Understanding (2011) sur les oeuvres épuisées dans le secteur du livre, et en février 2013 un dialogue structuré avec les parties prenantes intitulé « Des licences pour l’Europe », lancé conjointement par les Commissaires
Barnier, Kroes et Vassiliou.

L’objectif de la conférence organisée par CRIDS –  Centre de Recherche sur l’Information, Droit et Société (Université de Namur) est d’envisager l’impact que ces différentes initiatives peuvent avoir sur les processus de numérisation et de mise en ligne des oeuvres. Nicola Mazzanti, président de l’Association des Cinémathèques Européennes et directeur de la Cinémathèque royale de Belgique, parlera de la necessité de numérisation au point de vue des archives audiovisuels.

 Télécharger le programme

Lieu: Fondation universitaire – Rue d’Egmont 11, 1000 Bruxelles
Tarif: 150 EUR

 

 

 

EC Adopts Proposal for a Directive on Orphan Works

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 by copyright but whose authors are not known or cannot be located or contacted to obtain copyright permissions.

According to a study ACE carried out among its member archives in 2009, about 21% of the films held in Europe’s film archives and cinematheques are estimated to be orphan works. But with no common rules available to make the digitisation and online display of orphan works legally possible, they are doomed to remain untouched and therefore inaccessible. In order to proceed with large-scale digitisation projects such as the Europeana portal, common guidelines on how to deal with such works are necessary.

The Proposal forsees a new EU law providing lawful, cross-border online access to orphan works. Libraries, museums and archives in the EU country where a work was first published would be required to conduct a thorough search to find the copyright holder before creating a digital version. If the rightholder cannot be identified or located, the work would be identified as an « orphan » and that status would apply throughout the EU so that the work could be made available online without prior authorisation until the owner is identified and found.

Further information on the Proposal for a Directive on orphan works as well as other language versions of the related documents are available here.

EFG Conference on Rights Clearance & Orphan Works

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 the unsolved question of how to deal with orphan works in Europe’s film archives.

The keynote speech will be given by Elisabeth Niggemann, Member of the Comité des Sages on Digitisation and Director General of the German National Library.

The conference is jointly organised by EFG partners EYE Film Institute Netherlands, leader of the EFG Work Package “IPR Management and Administration” and ACE, initiator of EFG and one of the leading protagonists in the orphan works debate.

Attendance to the conference is free of charge, however, the amount of seats is limited.

For further information and to register, please visit www.efgproject.eu.