The portal is launched by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to make available the millions of out-of-commerce works that European libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions currently contain. The works hold great value for research, education and/ or entertainment. The portal will also make it easier for the rights-holders of the works to exercise their rights.
The platform is a result of the Directive on copyright and related rights in the digital single market (EU) 2019/790) , which introduces a legal framework to support cultural heritage institutions in the digitisation and cross-border dissemination of out-of-commerce works. The directive was adopted to assist cultural heritage institutions fulfil their mission to benefit European culture.
- Explore the portal to find and contribute with out-of-commerce works.