Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM)

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

  • Disputed claims of ownership of library materials
  • Economic and trade barriers to the acquisition and use of library resources and effective library services
  • Subscription and license agreements
  • 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 WIPO-meetings. CLM works closely with other regional library organizations with shared interests, such as eIFL, EBLIDA, 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: 24 March 2014

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EU Parliament breakfast discusses the copyright needs of libraries

Copyright 4 Creativity Yesterday morning, Thursday 20th March, IFLA together with the Copyright 4 Creativity coalition (C4C) organized a breakfast debate in the EU Parliament to discuss whether existing international and EU copyright frameworks strike the right balance between access to information, research and innovation, and the need to protect creators.

Continued… | 21 March 2014

IFLA submission to EU Copyright Consultation now available online

Last week the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) submitted a response to the Public Consultation on the Review of EU Copyright Rules.

Continued… | 12 March 2014

EU favours licensing over copyright reform for libraries in latest international negotiations

The 26th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR) closed just before midnight on Friday 20th December, following five days of discussion of copyright protections for broadcasting, exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives, and for education.

Continued… | 6 January 2014