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IFLA submits comments on South Africa Copyright Amendment Bill

IFLA has submitted comments on the South Africa Copyright Amendment Bill. In these, we have highlighted the importance of a balanced copyright framework which includes flexibilities in regard to exceptions and limitations to copyright to allow libraries, archives, museums, education and research institutions to fulfil their missions in the digital age.

13 Julio 2021 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Development, South Africa

Need for reform recognised, but action waits again: 41st session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

From 28 June to 1 July, IFLA participated in the 41st session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR41) at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

5 Julio 2021 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, WIPO, SCCR, SCCR41

IFLA joins the 41st session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

The 41st session of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR41) will take place from 28th July to 1st June. This meeting has an agenda that encompasses rights for broadcasters, exceptions and limitations for libraries, archives, museums, educational and research institutions, and a range of other items.

28 Junio 2021 | Copyright exceptions and limitations

Promise, progress... and persistent problems: catching up on the situation for eLending in the United States

The past year has underlined how essential it is for libraries to be able to offer access to content digitally. With major expansion in demand from users, there have been both welcome moves from publishers to facilitate access, but also increasingly clear evidence of underlying challenges in the eBook market. We interviewed Sari Feldman and Alan Inouye, ALA, to get an update.

6 Abril 2021 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, eBooks, United States of America, elending, e-Lending

IFLA joins organisations globally in calling for COVID TRIPS waiver to facilitate research, education and cultural participation

IFLA has joined with partners in signing a call for World Trade Organisation Members to make it clear that where intellectual property rights make it more difficult to tackle COVID-19 and its consequences, governments should be able to take steps to enable use of protected works.

25 Marzo 2021 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Copyright, World Trade Organization (WTO), TRIPS

Access not Administrative Burdens: IFLA signs letter on special trade provisions for least developed countries

IFLA has lent its support to efforts to ensure that least developed countries continue to enjoy greater flexibilities and lower administrative requirements in implementing trade deals. Retaining these possibilities will support investment, and more favourable laws, for education and research, and the libraries that support them.

9 Marzo 2021 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright exceptions and limitations, trade deals, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Sustaining libraries in a digital world: Interview with Jennie Rose Halperin, Library Futures

Library Futures is a newly created organisation in the United States, focused on the questions facing libraries in the digital world, with a view both to supporting learning and capacity building on the ground, and advocating for policy change. We interviewed Jennie Rose Halperin, Executive Director of Library Futures, to find out more.

2 Marzo 2021 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Digital resources, eLending

IFLA looking ahead on Copyright

2021 has begun and IFLA is already on the way to being a busy year. While all libraries are facing information access problems because of COVID-19, we are committed to continuing efforts to build better opportunities for users through improved legal frameworks for copyright. Find out what our plans and expectations are for 2021.

20 Enero 2021 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Cooperation, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Digital preservation, Freedom of information, International cooperation

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