Is Open Culture that open? In 2002 the legal expert Lawrence Lessig founded Creative Commons, a system of licenses helping people in legally sharing and using both knowledge and creative artworks. This was possible thanks to the full potential of the internet and its always growing network.

But how are these licenses used to make artworks, or culture in general, free and accessible to anyone? This research shows in a meaningful way some data from the biggest european online art collector, named Europeana. Thanks to data visualization and infographics it is possible to clearly understand which license typology is applied the most, in which country and on which artwork category.

Project by Ludovico Pincini, with the collaboration of Nicolò Banfi, Erika Inzitari, Andrey Vinogradov.