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A Solid Start: Asia-Pacific Government Representatives Stress Need for International Action for Libraries at Singapore Workshop

The first of three WIPO regional workshops focusing on the copyright needs of libraries, as well as archives, museums, education and research, took place in Singapore on 29-30 April. The meeting saw broad consensus that business-as-usual was not an option, and international action was necessary.

1 Mayo 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Singapore, Copyright, WIPO, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

Copyright in the Asia-Pacific Region: the Right Rules for Libraries?

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is organising three regional seminars to understand how far copyright rules meet the needs of libraries around the world. The first one starts on Monday in Singapore, looking at the Asia-Pacific. IFLA will be there.

27 Abril 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Asia and Oceania, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, WIPO

Spain’s Recent Copyright Reform: an Interview with the Chair of the Library Association’s Copyright Group

The Spanish government recently implemented two European directives: the Marrakesh Directive, and the Collective Management Directive. The bill that transposed these two pieces of legislation came with unexpected proposals on the topic of public lending rights. The chair of the copyright group at the Spanish Library Association (FESABID) tells us about the recent changes:

25 Abril 2019 | Advocacy, Associations, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, eBooks, eLending, eLending for Libraries

Traditional Knowledge and Copyright: An Interview with Wend Wendland, Director of the WIPO Traditional Knowledge Division

We had a chat with Wend Wendland, Director of the WIPO Traditional Knowledge Division, to find out more both about the division and the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore’s work plan.

23 Abril 2019 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Cooperation, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Cultural heritage, Indigenous People, Intellectual property

Adoption of the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

The Council of the European Union has now also adopted the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. After the entry into force of the text in a few weeks, a period of national implementation will start. IFLA, alongside partner organisations, will now engage with members at the national level to get the best outcome for libraries.

17 Abril 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Associations, Conservation, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, eLending, eLending for Libraries

Availability, License Terms and Pricing of eBooks: an Interview with Rebecca Giblin

ELending is becoming increasingly important and is already well-established in many countries. While jurisdictions approach the lending of eBooks and other digital material in many different ways, licensing is often part of the equation. And with that, challenges arise for the library sector.

12 Abril 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, accessibility, Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, eBooks, eLending, eLending for Libraries, Intellectual property, licensing, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States

Global Discussions on Exceptions and Limitations to Copyright for Libraries Continue

It’s time to look back at a of week global discussions on copyright at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). There were useful new reports and materials, signs of consensus on all sides that exceptions and limitations are an essential part of the copyright framework, and further proof that action is needed to allow libraries to work across borders.

9 Abril 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Archives, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Policy

IFLA Releases Statement on Open Access in Intergovernmental Organisations

Intergovernmental Organisations both shape the policies and priorities of governments, and inform the international debate. By going making their publications freely – and meaningfully – available to all, they can support participation and set an example to all.

4 Abril 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Open Access

A Unique Role - A Real Need: Libraries, Archives, Museums and Exceptions to Copyright

Through two events at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, IFLA helped explore the indispensable – and undisputed – role of exceptions and limitations in achieving the public interest mission of libraries.

2 Abril 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

Global discussions around copyright continue next week in Geneva

IFLA will be in Geneva from 1 to 5 April to engage once again with representatives from all over the world on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries.

27 Marzo 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

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