Maintaining	
  a	
  healthy	
  and	
  
thriving	
  Public	
  Domain	
  
Paul	
  Keller,	
  OK	
  Festival	
  2014	
  Berlin
…or	
  rather	
  ‘Problems	
  that	
  you	
  run	
  into	
  when	
  fighting	
  
against	
  appropriation	
  of	
  the	
  P...
For	
  now	
  lets	
  assume	
  that	
  we	
  are	
  all	
  
activists…
…	
  fighting	
  to	
  preserve	
  the	
  concept	
...
…but	
  also	
  that	
  we	
  are	
  the	
  minority
David	
  en	
  Goliath,	
  Jan	
  Luyken,	
  Barent	
  Visscher,	
  A...
Unmarked
All Rights Reserved
Creative Commons
Public Domain
Digital	
  Objects	
  in	
  Europeana	
  by	
  category	
  
of...
Satan	
  verkoopt	
  de	
  wereld	
  aan	
  een	
  man,	
  Jan	
  Luyken,	
  Pieter	
  Arentsz	
  &	
  Cornelis	
  van	
  ...
Schilderkunst	
  achtervolgd	
  door	
  onnozelen,	
  anoniem,	
  1700	
  -­‐	
  1800	
  (via	
  rijksmuseum.nl)
“Our	
  Legal	
  Department	
  confirms	
  that	
  our	
  
Archives	
  intended	
  as	
  Image	
  Bank	
  are	
  
protected...
“In	
  addition	
  our	
  archive	
  is	
  under	
  the	
  
protection	
  of	
  this	
  Cultural	
  Heritage	
  Ministry	
...
The	
  Burgomaster	
  of	
  Delft	
  and	
  his	
  Daughter	
  ,	
  Jan	
  Havicksz.	
  Steen,	
  1655	
  (via	
  rijksmus...
Map	
  of	
  Europe	
  shaped	
  as	
  a	
  virgin,	
  Heinrich	
  Bünting	
  (via	
  wikimedia	
  commons)	
  
#1	
  if	
  we	
  want	
  to	
  be	
  effective	
  in	
  our	
  
advocacy	
  we	
  need	
  to	
  know	
  what	
  we	
  
are...
David	
  onthoofdt	
  Goliath,	
  Caspar	
  Luyken,	
  1712	
  (via	
  rijksmuseum.nl)
thank	
  you!	
  
questions?	
  pk@kl.nl	
  or	
  @paul_keller
Maintaining a healthy and thriving Public Domain
Maintaining a healthy and thriving Public Domain
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Maintaining a healthy and thriving Public Domain

  1. 1. Maintaining  a  healthy  and   thriving  Public  Domain   Paul  Keller,  OK  Festival  2014  Berlin
  2. 2. …or  rather  ‘Problems  that  you  run  into  when  fighting   against  appropriation  of  the  Public  Domain’ source:  own  photo,  unknown  artist,    amsterdam  2012
  3. 3. For  now  lets  assume  that  we  are  all   activists… …  fighting  to  preserve  the  concept  of   the  public  domain  (that  there  are   things  that  are  not  owned)…   …  and  that  we  are  the  good  ones  
 (as  all  good  activists  do)  
  4. 4. …but  also  that  we  are  the  minority David  en  Goliath,  Jan  Luyken,  Barent  Visscher,  Andries  van  Damme,  1698  (via  rijksmuseum.nl)
  5. 5. Unmarked All Rights Reserved Creative Commons Public Domain Digital  Objects  in  Europeana  by  category   of  rights
  6. 6. Satan  verkoopt  de  wereld  aan  een  man,  Jan  Luyken,  Pieter  Arentsz  &  Cornelis  van  der  Sys,  1710
  7. 7. Schilderkunst  achtervolgd  door  onnozelen,  anoniem,  1700  -­‐  1800  (via  rijksmuseum.nl)
  8. 8. “Our  Legal  Department  confirms  that  our   Archives  intended  as  Image  Bank  are   protected  by  copyright  and  therefore  by  the   Italian  law,  then  the  label  must  indicate  the   copyright  and  not  the  free  access  and  no-­‐ reuse.  You  can  controll  the  Law  and  the   Codex.”  
  9. 9. “In  addition  our  archive  is  under  the   protection  of  this  Cultural  Heritage  Ministry   as  National  Heritage.”
  10. 10. The  Burgomaster  of  Delft  and  his  Daughter  ,  Jan  Havicksz.  Steen,  1655  (via  rijksmuseum.nl)
  11. 11. Map  of  Europe  shaped  as  a  virgin,  Heinrich  Bünting  (via  wikimedia  commons)  
  12. 12. #1  if  we  want  to  be  effective  in  our   advocacy  we  need  to  know  what  we   are  talking  about. #2  we  need  to  develop  a  shared   understanding  of  the  tradeoffs  that   we  are  willing  to  accept  (or  not)
  13. 13. David  onthoofdt  Goliath,  Caspar  Luyken,  1712  (via  rijksmuseum.nl)
  14. 14. thank  you!   questions?  pk@kl.nl  or  @paul_keller

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