Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee

CLM was created to advise IFLA and represents the voice of the international library community in copyright and other legal concerns. CLM is also active in issues relating to:

  • Economic and legal barriers to the acquisition and use of library resources and effective library services
  • Subscription and license agreements
  • Legal issues relevant to broader access to knowledge, in particular online
  • A wide range of other legal matters of international significance to libraries and librarianship

CLM keeps a watching brief on the activities of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and represents IFLA at key meetings through its subcommittee on WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). In addition, CLM works closely with other regional library organizations with shared interests, such as eIFLEBLIDA, and LCA to ensure that the concerns of libraries are voiced.

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CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Strategic Programmes

Last update: 1 August 2016

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On Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th January, representatives of European governments will discuss draft legislation to implement the Marrakesh Treaty in the European Union (EU). IFLA, alongside EBLIDA and EIFL, calls on Member States to reject amendments that would undermine its potential to help people with print disabilities.

13 January 2017

Access to Public Legal Information at Risk without Government Action: New IFLA Statement

Access to public legal information is essential if citizens are to understand, engage in, and influence how the decisions that affect them are made. With governments increasingly moving to digital-only provision of laws, regulations and standards, making sure that these are free, trustworthy, and preserved for the future is vital. A new IFLA Statement makes recommendations to this end.

14 December 2016

Give Access, Don’t Take it Away – Libraries Take Position on EU Marrakesh Ratification

After close engagement in the negotiation of the Marrakesh Treaty, culminating in its signature in 2013, libraries are now working to realise its promise. As part of its efforts to ensure that implementation matches the ambition of the Treaty, IFLA, alongside EBLIDA, has set out is position on the European Union's proposals for ratification.

13 December 2016

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