KL’s five best-read opinion pieces in 2018

From our obsession with mapping social impact, an inventory of the Dutch landscape on academic and research innovation and an update on KL’s efforts to improve the education exception of the upcoming EU Copyright. You can read this and more in the five best-reads of last year.

Oudejaarsavond in Sydney, 1936.

Proosten op het nieuwe jaar

Maker: Sam Hood



7 January 2019

The new year has started! In good spirits and with enthusiasm we look forward to 2019. We start the year with looking back at a number of sharp opinion pieces++Opinion piecesLook here for an overview of all opinion pieces from 2018 and previous years. on various topics from 2018. Read on for the five best-read opinions of the past year.

1. Forget about impact: let’s be honest about systems change

The obsession with mapping social impact distracts us from the discussion that we should be having: that social innovation does not evidently equate systems change. We need to urgently invest in a comprehensive understanding of systems if we want to forge social change. Read more

2. Academic innovation for societal impact

In this thinking piece Nora and Simone make an inventory of the Dutch landscape on academic and research innovation. They encounter a shared urgency to do things differently. To make knowledge more diverse and to develop the construction of knowledWe need to urgently invest in a comprehensive understanding of systems if we want to forge social change.ge into a more inclusive process. Read more

3. What’s going on with the EU copyright reform for education?

During our project Copyright for Education we focused++EU Copyright DirectiveAt the end of 2018 we ended our activities in the areas of copyright and cultural heritage, and thereby our work for Copyright for Education. Read more about why we decided this and what KL has done for the modernisation of copyright in this article. Copyright for Education still advocates for broad and flexible copyright laws to support modern education. More information you’ll find on the Copyright for Education website. on improving the education exception of the upcoming EU Copyright Directive. Lisette saw three very important things to fix. In preparation for the EU Parliament vote on 12 september, she wrote this piece in which she addresses these things, which are still valid today. Read more

4. From vocabulary to practice: starting a movement for the societal impact of research

The thinking piece on academic innovation for societal impact written by Simone and Nora didn’t just lead to new insights and encounters, but also to new collaborations. From all the encounters they had, two conclusions can be drawn: 1) we need perseverance, and 2) we need to move from vocabulary to practiceIf we really want academic innovation for societal impact, we need perseverance, and we need to move from vocabulary to practice.. With new allies KL joins forces to start off some action. Read more

5. Towards a notice-and-take-down approach for cultural heritage institutions

On Tuesday 15 May the EnDOW project held its final conference at the seat of the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante. At this conference Paul was invited to present an intervention in which he raised the question why the EU legal system burdens public cultural heritage institutions with overly complex requirements while we afford other online platforms far-reaching liability limitations as long as they have notice-and-take-down procedures in place. In this piece you’ll read the text of Paul’s intervention. Read more

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