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7th Communia Workshop (1-2 Feb. 2010, Luxembourg)

Digital Policies: the Public Domain and Alternative Compensation Systems


Under the title "Digital Policies: the Public Domain and Alternative Compensation Systems", the 7th COMMUNIA Workshop will take place at the National Library of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg, on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd February 2010.

Presentations slides, abstracts, policy recommendations, as well as for some speakers transcripts or papers, are available from this website download section and also from each of the titles in the programme below. A programme document available here collects abstracts and initial position statements submitted by chairpersons and speakers before the workshop.




For your guidance:

Google Map with all relevant workshop locations.

Hotel Reservation via Luxembourg Tourist Office. Please fill out and fax this PDF. Feel free to call them for Credit Card details.

  • Hotel Simonici is opposite the National Library (Location of the Workshop).
  • Hotels Parc Belle-Vue and Parc Plaza are in the same complex, 5 mins walking distance from National Library.
    Pre-workshop meetings are also in that same complex.


Sunday 31st January (Pre-workshop events)

Location: Hotal Parc Plaza / Belle Vue conference center, 5 Avenue Marie-Thérèse - L-2132 LUXEMBOURG

10:00 Start:

  • Communia recommendations to synchronise policy recommendations with presentations/facilitators
  • COMMUNIA 2010 Conference Meeting
  • Policy Ad-hoc Group Meeting

Light lunch provided, at no cost.


  • WG meetings (two additional rooms at same location, one reserved for WG6)

MONDAY 1st February

Location: National Library of Luxembourg, 37, blvd Roosevelt; L-2450 Luxembourg

09:00 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 Welcome: Monique Kieffer Director National Library and Maximilian Herberger Saarland University

11:00 morning session: What Policies for the Public Domain in the 21st Century? – Presentations and Panel
Chairperson: J.C. De Martin coordinator COMMUNIA Project

12:30 Lunch, Pre-registration required. Offered by national library, at AKA-Cité; 3, rue Genistre, 1st floor (above Cité Municipal Library)

14:00 afternoon sessions 1: "Digital Heritage"
Chairperson: Ulrike Elteste Creative Commons Luxembourg

15:30 Coffeebreak

16:00 afternoon session 2: Economic and Social Value of the Public Domain – Presentations and Panel
Chairperson: Federico Morando economics working group lead - COMMUNIA project
Debate reporter/facilitator: Peter Troxler consultant and project manager - Waag Society

18:15 - 19:30 Social Programme : Guided tour of the old city,english. (Museum visit is cancelled) Pre-registration is required. Start: 18h00, outside main entrance of National Library. Tour ends at 19h30 at the social dinner restaurant.

19:30 Social dinner (at own cost, set menu for 32 EUR, drinks excluded). Pre-registration is required. Restaurant « Am Tiirmchen » 32 rue. de l’Eau, L-1449 Luxembourg, Tel: +352.26 27 07 33

TUESDAY 2nd February

Location: National Library of Luxembourg, 37, blvd Roosevelt; L-2450 Luxembourg

09:00 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 13:00 Alternative Remuneration Systems
Facilitator: Philippe Aigrain Sopinspace

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch (at own cost, own choice of location)

14:30 – 16:00 Wrap-up and conclusions for policy recommendations

Interested? Workshop REGISTRATION is free (as in beer).

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