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Sunshine and Clouds: The European Parliament Takes Position on the Copyright Directive

Yesterday, the Legal affairs committee at the European Parliament (EP) voted on the copyright Directive. There is welcome confirmation of the value of exceptions to copyright as a guarantee of access to knowledge and use of information across borders. But a sting in the tail remains, with broad scope for obliging educators to pay for licences for all uses of works, and a backwards step on technological protection measures.

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

On Track or Off the Rails? IFLA publishes an update current status of transposition of the Marrakesh Directive in Europe

On the occasion of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 12-14 June, IFLA wishes to underline the positive progress that is taking place within the European Union towards transposition of Marrakesh Directive. The update shows where things stand (on 14 June) in the internal process of transposition of European law, looking at key aspects

14 Junio 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

IFLA at EuroDIG 2018

The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) is an open platform for informal and inclusive discussions on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG). It was held in Tbilisi, Georgia on the 5th and 6th of June 2018. IFLA participated to the event and organized a workshop on Freedom of Expression.

14 Junio 2018

Action for Libraries at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (SCCR/36)

IFLA was in Geneva from 28 May to 1 June to advocate for better exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries. The occasion was the 36th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The very good outcome for libraries would not have been possible without work of many IFLA members who urged their representatives to give a positive turn to the discussions at SCCR. We are happy to say that we achieved the goals we had for the week!

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

IFLA Responds to Consultation on Open Educational Resources

UNESCO is preparing a Draft Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER), as the next step forwards in its work in the area. Given the strong role of libraries in many countries in promoting such works, as well as the contribution they can make to library objectives, IFLA has submitted written comments.

4 Junio 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Education, Open Access

Towards Action: IFLA Returns to Geneva for the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

The 36th session of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) will focus on defining action plans on copyright provisions for libraries. With these, we hope to see the organisation move in the direction of concrete steps that will make a real difference for our institutions. As the organisation that gave the world the Marrakesh Treaty, WIPO is well placed to drive change that delivers sustainable development.

28 Mayo 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to knowledge, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Switzerland, World Intellectual Property Organisation, WIPO

Delivering Information for All: #1Lib1Ref Returns for a Second Time in 2018

#1Lib1Ref – one librarian, one reference – is the Wikimedia Foundation’s initiative to engage the collective knowledge of libraries to improve the quality and reliability of Wikipedia articles. At a time of worry about fake news, the need for broad access to reliable, fact-checked information – rather than censorship – has never been higher. IFLA encourages librarians around the world to take part.

25 Mayo 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Wikipedia, local content

Declaración del Secretario General de la IFLA en la reforma mexicana de derechos de autor

Siguiendo la adopción de un proyecto de ley en México cuyas consecuencias pueden dañar la libertad de expresión y el acceso a la información, el Secretario General de la IFLA, Gerald Leitner, pide a los tomadores de decisiones que paren el proceso hasta que reciba una evaluación de impacto y consultas adecuadas.

4 Mayo 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Censorship, Copyright, Mexico

IFLA Secretary General's Statement on the Mexican copyright reform

Following the adoption of a copyright Bill in Mexico that is likely to harm freedom of expression and freedom of access to information, IFLA Secretary General urges decisionmakers to stop the process and follow all due consultations and assessment of impact.

4 Mayo 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Censorship, Copyright, Mexico

Pour la Journée Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle 2018, découvrez l'OMPI!

L’IFLA fête la Journée Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle avec la publication du guide « Découvrir l’OMPI »

25 Abril 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

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