Cultural education widely largely takes place through the
media. With the advent of new digital media, new means have appeared
for recording and accessing as well as for appraising and sampling
audiovisual material. While copyright of audiovisual material may
in some cases restrict its distribution on Internet, material that forms
part of the audiovisual cultural heritage should be able to be used
for educational and research purposes.
Therefore, a second additional protocol to the European Convention
for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (ETS No. 183) could
help in setting up public audiovisual libraries by establishing
a system of appraising, selecting or sampling audiovisual material
to be made accessible for educational and research purposes.