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Recent views in the ongoing copyright vs. open access debate

 - Copyright used to be a very specialized field of law, but over the last few years, it has become a highly political topic, where discussions routinely tend to include issues such as freedom (...)
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Uncommon Businessmodels

 - With the introduction of internet the traditional business model for spreading information has been challenged. Whereas before the largest part of the efforts and the investments where spent on t (...)
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What do young filmmakers want?

Nisimasa, a European network of young film professionals, students and enthusiasts for European cinema, devoted their March edition of their online magazine to the topic Film Archives. According to chief editor Caroline Fournier, young film professionals don’t really know much about this topic and are closed off because of bad access. At the same time archives have great potential to contribute to their future work through reuse of the material.
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INA has joined the Video Active project

The French “Institut National de l’Audiovisuel”(INA) has joined the Video Active project as an associate partner. By welcoming INA, Video Active will offer an even richer collection of television heritage on its portal, www.videoactive.eu.
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Offering online access to audiovisual heritage for education

 - For the last 4 months we have been busy working with Dutch secondary schools in a pilot which experiments with giving online access todiverse 2008 audiovisual heritage. Recently we (...)
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International Study on the Impact of Copyright Law on Digital Preservation

The Library of Congress has recently issued a joint report on digital preservation and copyright. This authoritative report was compiled by the National Digital Information and Infrastructure Preservation Program, and in cooperation with partners in Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. SURFfoundation is responsible for the Dutch contribution.