Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, 'Donald Duck Meets Mondrian' 1967
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Donald Duck Meets Mondrian 1967
Screenprint on paper
image: 380 x 255 mm
Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975© The Estate of Eduardo Paolozzi

The relationship between creativity, cultural heritage institutions and copyright

Copyrighting Creativity – Part 1: Introduction

Copyrighting Creativity – Part 2

Copyrighting Creativity – Part 3

Copyrighting creativity – Part 4

Copyrighting Creativity – Part 5

Copyrighting Creativity – Part 6

Copyrighting Creativity – Part 7

File sharing, peer-to-peer, Open Access and the Creative Commons; any given day the media overflows with references to these and similar phenomena. New forms of collaboration emerge in Internet-based fan communities as well as in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities. Digitisation expands the horizon of creative possibilities and in doing so puts pressure on the viability and applicability of legal regimes constructed for an analogue world. These developments are at the very core of contemporary culture and have an impact on individuals as well as institutions.

Cultural heritage institutions are significant stakeholders in the new digital information infrastructures, but have so far largely remained in the periphery of the copyright debate. Recognising their seminal role in making culture accessible and encouraging new creativity, the ambition of the CULTIVATE Collaborative Research Project is to address the relationship between creativity, intellectual property law, and cultural heritage from a European perspective and against the background of Europe’s multitude of languages, cultures and legal traditions. Scholars from both the humanities and the social sciences, from cultural studies to law, have engaged in these issues together with cultural practitioners and representatives of cultural heritage institutions, fostering an interdisciplinary dialogue across and beyond academia proper.