Tag Archives: directive

Public domain and the internet

Posted on: May 24, 2017 by Alexander Herman

A number of issues arise when we use images of artistic works online. Here, I am referring to copyright and to the specific treatment of images of older works that may – or may not – have fallen into the public domain. Of course, once copyright has expired in a work, that work will enter the public […]

Brexit and the changes to ‘art law’

Posted on: June 29, 2016 by Alexander Herman

Of course we need to mention the very real possibility of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union following last Thursday’s referendum vote. We held a class on Saturday as part of our Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics (with some sad faces in the room, it should be said) and listed off a number of instruments and regulations in […]

New EU Directive on return of cultural objects now implemented

Posted on: January 12, 2016 by Alexander Herman

As of last month, the UK has brought into force the necessary regulations to implement the 2014/60 EU Directive on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State. In fact, the deadline for all EU Member States to bring about this change in their national law was 18 December 2015. […]

New Orphan Works Rules In Force

Posted on: November 3, 2014 by Alexander Herman

As of 29 October 2014 – last Wednesday – the new Orphan Works scheme was in force throughout the European Union. This was the system introduced by the Orphan Works Directive 2012/28, which allows a number of institutions, including museums, to make available large numbers of works for which copyright owners could not be identified or […]

Orphan works: the saga continues

Posted on: June 3, 2014 by Alexander Herman

For those who have been following the consultation process for the adoption of an orphan works licensing scheme in the UK, the government has just released its response to a number of questions (27, to be exact) relating to the technical aspects of licensing orphan works. You can view the document, released on 30 May […]

European Directive on return of cultural goods to be updated

Posted on: May 22, 2014 by Alexander Herman

The European Council’s 1993 Directive on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State (93/7/EEC) will soon be recast. The proposed updated Directive was approved by the European Parliament and Council on 15 May 2014. The changes involve: Extending the scope of cultural objects covered to include all nationally designated cultural objects (not just those listed […]