GLAMTLV2018/Submissions/Copyright in the Lusophone World: An overview of copyright laws through the Portuguese-speaking countries, and their impacts in GLAM

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Submission no. 13
Title of the submission
Copyright in the Lusophone World: An overview of copyright laws through the Portuguese-speaking countries, and their impacts in GLAM

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Wikimedia Portugal

Type of session
  • Talk
Length of session

30 minutes

Ideal number of attendees



With the lusophone world mostly limited to the emerging communities of Portugal and Brazil, and a few editors scattered through some of the other Portuguese speaking countries in Africa and Asia - Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé and Príncipe, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau in China - there is an urgent need to engage institutions and new editors from all those countries and territories in the Wikimedia projects, notably through GLAM projects and initiatives. Understanding how copyright works on those countries is essential when working a GLAM or equivalent project based there, providing a smooth integration in the Wikimedia projects, and helping building local Wikimedia communities.

Besides copyright cases particular to those countries and territories, I'll be covering practical problems and situations that usually arise when integrating GLAM content from those regions into the Wikimedia projects, such as colonial copyright, URAA, Freedom of Panorama, Threshold of Originality and De Minimis.

In the second part, a number of practical cases will be presented to the participants of the workshop, in order to train the concepts explained in the first part.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. Be able to deal with specific copyrights, and the particularities of content licensing in the Wikimedia projects, in the specific context of the Portuguese speaking countries, with a focus in GLAM projects.
  2. These skills are relevant for improving the handling of copyright issues when it comes to files from collections related to lusophone issues. And, as reported, copyright issues are a major concern for GLAM contributors.
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