Baroso: New Deal for Europe

Guardian.uk: In a surprise announcement EU Chairman Baroso today told the press, that European leaders has reached an agreement on a tax on financial transactions. Revenues are to be spent on job creation through investment in infrastructure, green energy and education. “This is a New Deal for Europe”, says Baroso. “In the light of social … Read more

The museum as Public Domain

Today I attended the conference ”Sharing is caring – digital cultural heritage for all”. Lots of interesting presentations and discussions about how museums can – and should – use digital media, to make their collections more accessible, and to turn their audience into participants.

To do this we of course have to overcome technical obstacles. But probably even more organizational and even mental obstacles. And then there are all the issues raised by copyright and digital rights management. During the discussions of concepts such as Creative Commons and Public Domain, I got a sense of déjà vu. Suddenly it occurred to me: the museum as institution is inherently Public Domain.

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