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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 April 2019 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Cooperation, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Cultural heritage, Indigenous peoples, 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 April 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Associations, Conservation, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, 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 April 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Accessibility, Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, eBooks, eLending, eLending for Libraries, Intellectual property, Licensing, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America

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 April 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Archives, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, 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 April 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 April 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 March 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations

EU Copyright Directive Adopted: The Fight for Libraries and Freedom of Speech Passes to the National Level

Today, the Plenary of the European Parliament adopted the Copyright Directive by a significantly reduced margin compared to previous votes. It will now be for libraries at the national level to make the most of new possibilities, while continuing the fight for freedom of expression.

26 March 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Europe, Copyright, Freedom of expression

Access under Threat: IFLA Underlines the Risks Posed by Article 13

Next week’s vote on the European Union’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is an opportunity to advance the situation of libraries. But unless an Article which would effectively force the filtering of speech on the internet is removed, it could also do a lot of harm.

24 March 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Europe, Copyright, Freedom of expression

IFLA Brief on Open Educational Resources

To celebrate Open Education Week 2019, IFLA releases a brief on open educational resources. This underlines the role librarians can play in creating, curating and ensuring access to these materials, and key issues surrounding them.

4 March 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Copyright, Education, E-learning, Open access

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