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IFLA celebrates open access week 2018

It’s Open Access Week! This year’s topic is “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”. It raises questions such as “How do we ensure sustainability models used for open access are not exclusionary? What are inequities that open systems can recreate or reinforce? Whose voices are prioritized? Who is excluded?”.

22 Octubre 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Advocacy, Copyright, Open Access, Open Source

Copyright in Canada: IFLA submits comments on the review of the Copyright Act

In light of the current review of Canada’s copyright law, IFLA has submitted comments in order to strengthen the voice of libraries in the process.

8 Octubre 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Canada

Are We Ready for Extended Collective Licensing? Initial Data from IFLA Survey of Collecting Society Coverage

Extended collective licensing is increasingly proposed as a solution to problems faced by libraries in getting permissions to digitise and use large numbers of works. But it can only work if there are organisations in place to manage it. Draft data from an IFLA survey suggests that this is still far from being the case.

8 Octubre 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, collective management; extended collective management

Copyright, Access and the SDGs: IFLA at the WIPO General Assembly

The World Intellectual Property Organisation’s annual General Assembly saw exciting announcements around the Marrakesh Treaty, welcome support for better laws for libraries, archives and museums, and an emphasis, from Member States, on the need for intellectual property laws to support development.

4 Octubre 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to knowledge, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Switzerland, Marrakesh Treaty, WIPO GA, WIPO

Working Together for Legislative Change: IFLA Engages at Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

IFLA will be present at this years’ Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, held in Washington D.C. from 24 to 30 September. It is one of the leading forums for advancing evidence-based, public-interest intellectual property policies, and so an important place for promoting the work and interests of libraries.

24 Septiembre 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

Provide Access, Protect Rights, Promote Development – IFLA at WIPO General Assembly 2018

The annual general assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organisation – WIPO – offers a chance to take a strategic look at the Organisation’s work across the board. For IFLA, it is an opportunity to highlight the priorities of libraries, and make the connection with the broader objectives of WIPO, and the UN system as a whole.

24 Septiembre 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Switzerland, WIPO, WIPO GA

The European Parliament Votes on Copyright Reform: Giving and Taking Away

In a vote on copyright today, Members of the European Parliament offered welcome support to libraries’ heritage work. However, disappointing decisions elsewhere mean that IFLA, its members and its partners will need to continue working towards a law that empowers libraries to help users share, create and innovate.

13 Septiembre 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, European Parliament, Copyright reform

Better Laws, Better Practices: IFLA Active for Libraries on Copyright

Following the launch of a guide to implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty and a statement on copyright literacy at the World Library and Information Congress, IFLA has continued to make the case for copyright that works for libraries. In the last two weeks, the focus has been on the operation of collective rights management and the EU’s copyright reforms.

10 Septiembre 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, WIPO

Make the Right Choice, Send the Right Message: IFLA Urges MEPs to Support Libraries in Copyright Reform

Next Wednesday, all of the European Parliament’s 751 Members will have the opportunity to amend the draft Directive on copyright. In doing so, they will send a message to Europe’s citizens, teachers, creators and researchers. IFLA is urging them to make it a positive one.

7 Septiembre 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Europe

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