GLAM/Newsletter/April 2014/Contents/Belgium report
Meeting EU policy group; Seminar World Book and Copyright Day
EU policy group meets in Brussels
From 23 to 25 April 2014 several representatives of chapters who are involved in the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU had a meeting in Brussels to discuss the achievements in the past year and what we are going to do in the coming year. This was the second meeting of this group, after the start up meeting in Brussels in 2013. Our representative in Brussels monitors the European policy making and the discussion around the copyright reform and more.
One of the participants was Wendy the Weasel and was presented as mascot of the group.
The building of the European Parliament is copyrighted as result of no freedom of panorama in France. The copyright holder is the architect.
The same situation exists in Belgium for the building of the European Commission
More information can be found at:
Seminar: Mass digitisation and open access to cultural heritage
Together with the EU policy group meeting a seminar was organised together with UNESCO at 24 April because of the World Book and Copyright Day. 23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.
Panel of speakers
Rossitza Atanasova, British Library
Read more about it at World Book and Copyright Day.