Open GLAM Legal Workshop in Paris

Hot on the heels of our announcement of our first Open GLAM workshop in Berlin, we’re pleased to announce a further workshop in this series in Paris to take place on Friday 27th April.

Where?: Centre Pompidou – Beaubourg, Paris

When?: Friday 27th April


To register for this event please send an email with a few lines of motivation at the following address: openglamfrance [at]

There are only 30 places available so get in early!


Given the variety of obstacles, mostly of a legal nature, that France has to face with respect to opening up cultural heritage content and data, Wikimedia France and the Open Knowledge Foundation invite you to come and work together to identify how to move forward and identify the proper legal means to simplify the distribution of open cultural content.

We wish to bring together individuals from a variety of GLAM institutions, as well as people concerned with the issues of copyright law in the digital environment, in order to establish a working group aimed at the development of a detailed action plan for opening up cultural data and cultural content held by cultural institutions. The objective is also to produce a number of deliverables (e.g. white papers) that could eventually serve as a basis for legislative changes, or, at least, help other cultural institutions in the process of opening up their content and data.

If the ultimate goal is the promotion of French cultural heritage by encouraging the dissemination and reuse of cultural data, our task is to identify the most efficient means to reach that goal.


Key note

“The pro & cons of opening public cultural data” given by Lionel Maurel (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)

Round table

  • Definition of the public domain – Remi Mathis (Wikimédia France)

* The French national library and Open data :” – Agrès Simon (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)

  • Open Access requirements for public domain works? – Melanie Dulong de Rosnay (Creative Commons, France)

  • Copyright and Open Licences (Benjamin Jean, Lawyer)


Adrienne Alix (Wikimedia France), Primavera De Filippi (Open Knowledge Foundation) and Yannick Vernet (Ministère de la Culture)(Ministère de la Culture)