Using the workshop developed by Barbara Fischer, Change Your Mind, the presentation covered open licences, copyright issues, and current developments in the EU as relevant to Irish GLAM professionals. Particular attention was paid to orphan works and upcoming changes to copyright under the EU Directive. For these sections, Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov offered huge help and supplied links to the relevant supporting documents. All of the supporting materials on these complex topics have been made available to all the attendees.
The workshop placed participants in groups of three, and using an example digital object, they assessed the potential copyright issues and assigned a licence based on their discussion. This generated quite a lot of debate and discussion when the groups presented their findings to each other.
A follow up event exploring digital preservation and Wikimedia projects is being planned for late November.