On 21 June 2016, EUROCLIO’s Programme Director Steven Stegers accompanied by trainee Henrik Hartmann travelled to Brussels to advocate for a European wide copyright exception for education at the European Parliament. Hereby EUROCLIO would like to thank everyone who answered the survey on copyright that Henrik Hartmann and Jonathan Even-Zohar shared with you.
This information has been used to share with policy makers in Brussels how copyright is impacting history educators across Europe. Steven Stegers argued that educational goals should be more important than copyright, and expressed EUROCLIO’s belief that copyright regulations should enable and protect educators to deliver the best education for their students, and not be a barrier to learning. Because of your answers EUROCLIO could argue that a copyright exception for education is needed, that is easy to understand, that applies in all EU countries, and is suited to the realities of education.
In the coming months different Members of European Parliament will vote on the legislation. EUROCLIO will keep you all updated how this process is going and what we can do together to ensure that educators get the legal certainty that they can use and share historical information and teaching and learning resources. #rightcopyright