Europe is proud of its rich cultural heritage, which is currently being celebrated during the European Heritage Days.

Institutions like museums, libraries and archives play critical and rightly well-respected roles in society. The digital revolution has brought new challenges to these institutions. Too often, they face technical and contractual barriers to the digitalization, access, use and reuse of works. Many are calling for an adaptation of the international legal framework for copyright in order to continue fulfilling their missions of education, research and lending of materials in the digital environment.

I am inviting representatives of the civil society, of libraries, of publishers and of the European Commission to a public debate on these issues hosted by the European Parliament on Tuesday, November 11, 10–12am in Brussels.

Panel speakers will be announced shortly. Attendance is free. Please register by email.

This conference is the first in a series of public events organized by my office dedicated to the coming European copyright reform.

To the extent possible under law, the creator has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.

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