Building a Digital Agenda for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: UNESCO, new governance norms and power dynamics

The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE) adopted by UNESCO in 2005 is now a key international instrument in the global governance of culture. In December 2016, the CDCE’s Committee adopted Operational Guidelines in order to align the CDCE with the development of digital technologies. In this respect, this article deals with the struggles between actors in the process for adopting new governance norms for the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital context and it seeks to understand how the interests and influence of the actors involved intersect in consensual and conflicting ways.

Several actors, such as Austria, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, the International Music Council and the World
Intellectual Property Organization, explicitly underscored the fair remuneration of creators as a main condition for the promotion of diversity of cultural expressions in the digital environment.

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