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Cultural Heritage Digitization and Copyright Issues

  • Athina Chroni
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11196)

Abstract

In recent years, it has become common knowledge that culture is the main component for people’s creative communication as well as for the elimination of social differences and political contradictions, the encounter for people of different racial, ethnic, religious hues in a common place, leading thus to the achievement of world peace.

Furthermore, the field of culture under proper management, can contribute substantially to improving the economic conditions of different countries, considering the multiple fields of production and dissemination potential of diverse cultural products which, combined with the explosive and rapid growth of telecommunications and the internet, create a considerable number of new jobs.

As a result: the growing interest in this sector. However, the legal framework in which the digitization and management of cultural heritage should develop is not always clear enough or, even when it is clear, it is overturned by modern trends, which, for the sake of technology, become massive.

It is therefore important to know basic relevant notions and principles for navigating and acting in a politically correct way in the vast and diverse universe of civilization: the present study constitutes an attempt both to specify the notions of cultural heritage and copyright, as well as to detect the possibilities and limitations of digitization and management of cultural heritage as defined by the current legal framework.

The aim is the succinct quote of the afore-mentioned, in order that this project will serve as a concise manual easily understood and useful mainly to people not specialized in law.

Keywords

Cultural heritage Tangible Intangible Digitization Intellectual property rights Copyright Greek legislation European Union legislation Open sources 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attika, Ministry of Culture and SportsAthensGreece

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