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Work continues at the World Intellectual Property Organization: a week of #Copyright4Libraries

IFLA is just back from another exciting week at the World Intellectual Property Organization, where United Nations Member States discussed how to move forwards on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries and other topics

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

Delivering the Promise: IFLA Secretary General Urges Support for Copyright Reforms that Benefit South African Libraries, Users

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner has written a letter to key South African ministers and parliamentarians, urging them to take the final steps necessary to approve a copyright reform that will be good for libraries and good for their users. People with print disabilities will benefit particularly from the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty that the reforms enable.

5 December 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to knowledge, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Education, South Africa

Tearing down myths around the South African Copyright Amendment Bill

Ahead of further debate around the South African Copyright Amendment Bill, IFLA would like to share views on a number of issues raised by some stakeholders around the proposed legislation. Although the Bill is well underway, and there is positive progress on several library-related topics, there is concern that issues raised by a few stakeholders might slow down or undermine progress.

20 November 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, South Africa

Prochaine réunion sur le droit d'auteur à l'organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle : impliquez-vous !

Le droit d'auteur est un élément central dans le travail des bibliothèques, et c’est pourquoi l’IFLA est un défenseur actif de meilleures lois du droit d’auteur. Notre engagement auprès de l'Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle (OMPI) en est un élément essentiel. Le comité du droit d'auteur de l'OMPI (le SCCR) se réunit deux fois par an et a la capacité de légiférer sur plusieurs aspects. Le sujet des exceptions et limitations au droit d'auteur en faveur des bibliothèques, archives et musées est à l'ordre du jour. La prochaine réunion est en approche : elle aura lieu du 26 au 30 novembre.

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

Próxima reunión del comité de derechos de autor de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual: ¡participa!

El derecho de autor es un elemento central del trabajo de las bibliotecas, y esta es la razón por la que la IFLA es un defensor activo de mejores leyes de derecho de autor. Nuestro compromiso con la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual (OMPI) es una parte clave de esto. El comité de derechos de autor de la OMPI (SCCR) se reúne dos veces al año y tiene capacidad para legislar en varios asuntos. El tema de las excepciones y limitaciones al derecho de autor para bibliotecas, archivos y museos está actualmente sobre la mesa para discusión. La próxima reunión se acerca: del 26 al 30 de noviembre.

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

Next Copyright meeting at the World Intellectual Property Organisation: get involved!

Copyright is a core element of libraries’ work, and this is why IFLA is an active advocate for better copyright laws. Our engagement at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is a key part of this. WIPO’s copyright committee (SCCR) meets twice a year and has capacity to legislate on several matters. The topic of exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries, archives and museums are on the table for discussion. The next meeting is getting closer: 26-30 November.

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

Deal on eLending in the Netherlands: Interview with the Dutch Public Library Association

Following extensive discussions, libraries in the Netherlands have come to an agreement with publishers and others about eBook availability in the country. We interviewed Francien van Bohemen, Deputy Director of the Dutch Public Library Association, to find out more about the deal.

31 October 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, eBooks, eLending, eLending for Libraries, Netherlands

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

Marrakesh provisions in force in the European Union and much more!

At the recently celebrated General Assemblies, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)’s Director General Francis Gurry underlined the success of the Marrakesh treaty, which he says, “is moving at a rate that exceeds that of any other Treaty in this organisation”.

12 October 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), accessibility, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

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