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European Copyright Directive Implementation Advances: How Can You Get Involved?

In June 2019, the European Union’s new Copyright Directive entered into force. Member States must implement this Directive into their national laws by 7 June 2021. In many, the process is underway - libraries should be involved!

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

Maintenir la pression pour des lois adaptées aux besoins des bibliothèques : L'IFLA continue de participer aux travaux de l'OMPI

La 39ème réunion du Comité permanent du droit d'auteur et des droits connexes de l'Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle a vu l'émergence d'un accord possible sur la préservation, mais aussi l'opposition permanente des pays à nier la réalité de la collaboration transfrontalière entre bibliothèques.

31 Octobre 2019

Maintaining the Pressure for Better Laws for Libraries: IFLA Continues to Engage at WIPO

The 39th meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights saw the shape of a possible agreement on preservation emerge, but also continued opposition from countries denying the reality of cross-border collaboration between libraries.

28 Octobre 2019

The 39th Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO

From 18th to 19th October 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) hosted an international conference on issues of copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries, archives and museums.

21 Octobre 2019 | Advocacy, Conferences, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Switzerland

IFLA at the International Conference on Exceptions and Limitations at WIPO

This Friday 18th October, the International Conference on Exceptions and Limitations at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) begins. It will be an opportunity to deliver on the mandate given by Member States "to consider the opportunities and challenges provided by various international solutions including soft law, contractual/licensing and normative approaches, as appropriate". IFLA will be there, encouraging stakeholders to deliver a concrete action plan that improves the situation for libraries.

17 Octobre 2019 | Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, International cooperation

E-Lending, Embargoes and Equitable Access: Interview with Sari Feldman

The rules around library eLending are on the agenda again in the United States, following the decision by one publisher to impose limits on libraries' ability to give access to new books. We interviewed Sari Feldman, past President of the American Library Association and currently a Senior Policy Fellow focusing on eBooks, about the situation.

16 Octobre 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, eLending, eLending for Libraries, United States

An Alternative Route: Cooperation Leads to Better Conditions for Australian Libraries

A lot of advocacy work focuses on trying to change laws in order to improve the situation for libraries. However, there can be alterantives to legal reform as a recent example from Australia shows. IFLA interviewed Sue McKerracher, CEO of the Australian Library and Information Association to find out more.

14 Octobre 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Australia, Literacy and reading, publishers, storytimes

Promoting Access to Knowledge and Information: WIPO Members Affirm Role in Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals

From 30 September to 9 October 2019, the General Assemblies of the World Intellectual Property Organization took place in Geneva, Switzerland. WIPO is the United Nations agency responsible for copyright, as well as other intellectual property issues.

7 Octobre 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Switzerland, WIPO GA, WIPO, Marrakesh Treaty

More Countries Join Marrakesh: Update of the Marrakesh Monitoring Report

Since the adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty, IFLA has been monitoring how countries make it a reality. Today we publish the fourth update of the Marrakesh Monitoring Report, which looks into countries that have signed or ratified the Treaty since January 2019 and the way they are implementing it nationally.

19 Août 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, accessibility, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

Simplify, Unify, Diversify: an Interview with Jessica Want, New York Public Library

Alongside growing concern in the United States and Canada about the conditions imposed on libraries looking to lend eBooks, there are also efforts to reduce dependency on third party distributors by building 'library-controlled' platforms. We interviewed Jessica Want, Director, Digital Products at New York Public Library to find out about one major initiative - Library Simplified. One such effort is Library Simplified, a collaboration between New York Public Library, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and Lyrasis.

16 Juillet 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, United States, elending, eLending for Libraries, Ebooks

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