La Quadrature's Take on the Digitization 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.
- The Public Domain Manifesto
- Creative Content in the Digital Age: Reasserting the Rights of the Public - La Quadrature's response to the European Commission's consultation regarding "Online Creative Content".
- The Creative contribution - Proposal by La Quadrature's co-founder Phillipe Aigrain.