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La Quadrature's Take on the Digitization of Our Cultural Heritage

La Quadrature du Net answered the consultation of the Reflection Group set up by the European Commission to make proposals on "how best to foster the online presence of our cultural heritage".

As public cultural institutions such as libraries and museums engage in massive efforts to digitize their catalogs, La Quadrature underlines the need to maximize access to public domain works made available online.

We also stress that peer-production can play a fundamental role in these efforts aimed at digitizing, preserving and disseminating our cultural heritage, as organizations like WikiSource very well demonstrate. Unfortunately, the consultation largely ignores the economic and social benefits associated with these distributed organizational models.

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