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European copyright reform: resources

The first major reform of Europe’s copyright system in almost 20 years aims to update the law for the digital age. In addition to affecting libraries and library users across Europe, it also sets an example for others, and could affect libaries elsewhere directly. The European Union… Read More

  • Publications
  • 20 December 2018

Background Paper on Extended Collective Licensing

The IFLA background paper on extended collective licensing presents examples of extended collective licensing systems under several jurisdictions. Reports from Canada, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway and Sweden provide an overview the circumstances that appear to be needed for extended collective licensing… Read More

  • Publications
  • 07 August 2018
  • By: IFLA Copyright and Other Legal Matters Advisory Committee Network

The Limits of Licensing: A Literature Review

IFLA commissed a review of the available literature on the limits of licensing as a means of giving access to knowledge, in order better to understand the feasibility of universal licensing based solutions. The result draws on surveys, academic and grey literature in order to establish a complete picture… Read More

  • Publications
  • 19 August 2017
  • By: Svetlana Yakovleva