When museums add transparency to ownership records and the copyright determination process, they can reduce risk – and increase confidence in the creative re-use of art by the public.
Précis: Adapting to the pace of the digital age will require an acceleration in the work culture of most museums. How can they preserve the necessarily slow rhythm of scholarship while adopting the fast pace of the contemporary professional environment?
Museums have always earned our trust; many today continue to advance trust by embracing new technologies and initiatives that help further their mission of providing access while protecting creators rights.
The European Parliament should be congratulated not for helping quell an escalating struggle between big powerful companies but rather for lifting up and giving needed voice to creators everywhere.