CU host Europeana Space IPR Workshop

St Mary’s Guild Hall in Coventry opened it’s doors to the Europeana Space IPR workshop on Monday 2nd March 2015.

The workshop was hosted by Coventry University and aimed to consider content rights in a non traditional way. Instead of only focusing on different licensing models, the workshop looked at technical framworks and advances that support better management of licenses.

Professor Sarah Whatley started the day by introducing the Europeana Space project which she co-ordinates. The aim of the Europeana Space project is to create new opportunities for employment and economic growth within the creative industries sector based on Europe’s rich digital cultural resources. It will provide an open environment for the development of applications and services based on digital cultural content. The use of this environment will be fostered by a vigorous, wide-ranging and sustainable programme of promotion, dissemination and replication of the Best Practices developed within the project. The extensive resources and networks of the Europeana Space consortium will be drawn on to ensure the success of the project. 

The first session of the day was by Prodromos Tsiavos from Europeana Space partner PostScriptum – ‘Beyond the question of All or Some Rights Reserved – Identifying Rights Clearance and Hybrid Licensing Models for the Creative Industries’.

Tsiavos discussed copyright licences and how you can ensure that you are protected. Explaining how and when copyright protection begins and how content is changing with the development of social media and access to content.

The afternoon saw presentations from the iMinds team. Ann Dooms, Frederik Temmermans and Peter Schelkens explored the digital image, watermarking and JPEG technologies. Exploring security, quality and robustness of your watermark and JPEG compressions.

Presentations were followed by an interactive session, closing remarks and a networking opportunity.

Couldn’t make it to the workshop? Take a look at tweets from the day on Storify.

Find out more about the three year Europeana Space project on the website.



Nicola Vaughan