Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Video recordings of the event will be available shortly.
The German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik) has identified the long-term preservation of access to digital cultural heritage as one of the grand challenges of computer science to be solved over the coming decades. In addition to the technical challenges there are numerous other issues that impede the long-term preservation of digital cultural artefacts. Copyright regulations in particular – both at the national and European level – pose a serious problem. This is especially relevant when dealing with complex multimedia artefacts such as computer games. Τhe European Commission has launched a review process of copyright legislation in order to adapt the current regulations in response to these technological changes. Using computer games as an example, the workshop will try to gain insights into the failure of current copyright legislation and its negative impact on the preservation of our cultural heritage. Furthermore, we will begin the process of finding solutions – both technical and legislative – for inclusion in a white paper that will be submitted as a recommendation as part of the current EU review process. We have invited experts with research and commercial backgrounds to discuss the problems of preservation and ensuring access to digital cultural heritage from the perspective of computer scientists, lawyers and media theorists.
The workshop is free of charge. Registration is required due to limited seating. Please register by 19 April 2015 via e-mail to register(at)digitalebewahrung.de
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Opening and Welcome, EU Statement Games Preservation