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.


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

Letzte Aktualisierung: 1 August 2016

Latest News

New Opportunities: European Parliament Opens Way to Plenary Debate about EU Copyright Directive

The European Parliament today voted to reject the version of the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market proposed by its Legal Affairs Committee. This decision will lead to a debate in September in plenary, with all 751 Members of the European Parliament able to propose amendments.

5 Juli 2018

A Bright Future for Libraries in Australia’s Copyright Modernisation Review

Australia is looking at reviewing its Copyright Act of 1968 with the aim of bringing its copyright framework up to date with the digital world. IFLA submitted comments and welcomed the acknowledgement that an effective, efficient, accountable and especially adaptable system is needed.

5 Juli 2018

IFLA launches a new Net Neutrality Toolkit

IFLA is launching an important tool for librarians: the Net Neutrality Toolkit. It provides a definition of terms and an several online tools to assess whether your connection has been throttled and what to do about it. Also, the links to several important partners in the battle to maintain Net Neutrality are highlighted for your convenience.

27 Juni 2018