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For World Intellectual Property Day 2018, get into WIPO!

IFLA celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2018 with the release of the Get into WIPO guide.

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

The European Knowledge Community Mobilises for Access to Knowledge

Those who produce, preserve and share information are mobilizing through the Vox Scientia campaign. This initiative aims at raising awareness of the potential consequences of the text in its current form, and facilitates ways to take action and advocate for a better reform.

24 April 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Europe

Guardians, Partners, Promotors: Libraries at the Creative Commons Global Summit 2018

Libraries were front and centre at the Creative Commons Global Summit 2018, sharing both their commitment to openness and their skills in making this a reality. IFLA was there, engaging in discussions and promoting work on open access at the UN and other intergovernmental organisations.

23 April 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Copyright, Canada

IFLA sends comments to the Senate of the Republic of Colombia on the copyright reform

Colombia is now in the process of reforming its copyright law (Ley 23 de 1982). In view of this reform and of the debate at the Comisión Primera of the Honourable Senate of the Republic of Colombia, IFLA submitted written comments and suggestions for specific changes to the bill.

17 April 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Colombia

La IFLA envía comentarios al Senado de la República de Colombia para la reforma de derechos de autor

Colombia está en proceso de reformar su Ley de Propiedad Intelectual (Ley 23 de 1982). En vista de esta reforma y de un debate en la Comisión Primera del Honorable Senado de la República de Colombia, la IFLA ha enviado comentarios y sugerencias de cambios específicos.

17 April 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Colombia

Aiming High: IFLA Initial Submission to WIPO Consultation on Collective Management

IFLA has submitted initial comments on a draft document on best practices for collective management organisations produced by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). This initiative marks a welcome recognition that the legitimacy of the copyright system depends on the professionalism and good practice of all actors involved in it.

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

Giving Access in the Arab World: IFLA Speaks at Dubai Workshop on the Marrakesh Treaty

The Marrakesh Treaty, which aims to remove unnecessary copyright-related barriers to making and sharing accessible copies of books. To date, only two Arab-language countries have ratified this, meaning that most people in the region with print disabilities continue to struggle to access knowledge and literature. At a workshop in Dubai, organised by the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, IFLA called for progress, both in legislation and on the ground.

19 March 2018 | Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities, Access to knowledge, Copyright, United Arab Emirates

United States Moves towards Marrakesh Ratification

There has been welcome news from the Unites States, where legislation designed to implement the Marrakesh Treaty has been introduced to Congress. Once this is voted, America will join the growing number of countries choosing to remove the unnecessary copyright-related barriers that have meant that people with print disabilities only have access to a small share of all publications.

19 March 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, United States, Marrakesh Treaty

Supporting Quality Information: IFLA, Publishers' Organisations Issue Joint Press Release

Production of, and access to ideas, information and knowledge are essential to scientific progress and broader well-being. With publishers and libraries both involved in delivering this, it is important to ensure dialogue and coordinated action on shared concerns. A shared press release highlights common priorities and actions.

15 March 2018 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, WIPO, Preservation

European copyright reform: where do we stand?

The European Union is in the process of reforming its copyright law. The reforms set out the ambitious goal of bringing the regime up to date with the digital age, with rules affecting libraries and cultural heritage institutions a key part of the dossier. Following the European Commission’s proposal of September 2016 discussions are taking place in the European institutions and are likely to continue at least until the summer of 2018. Continue reading to know more!

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

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