The IFLA Indigenous Matters Section, together with the FAIFE and CLM Advisory Committees, seeks abstracts for a hybrid symposium on theme of “Stewarding Indigenous Knowledge through Ethics, Law, and the Archive”.
Which countries have signed up to the Marrakesh Treaty, which removes the copyright barriers preventing making and sharing accessible copies of works for people with print disabilities, and how far have they gone in bringing their national legislation into line with its provisions? Our latest Marrakesh Monitoring Report provides an update!
Copyright rules have a key impact on the work of libraries, shaping how we acquire, manage, and enable people to use knowledge. It is also an evolving issue, with new laws and regulation always under discussion, in response to technological, political and economic change.
IFLA was proud to attend the 44th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/44) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva on 6-8 Nov 2023. The IFLA delegation spoke on behalf of libraries, user rights and the public interest alongside civil society colleagues.
IFLA representatives were proud to attend the 64rd General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO GA/64) 6 – 14 July 2023.
As part of the UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum, IFLA was proud to host a side-event focused on how libraries help make open science work in ways that maximise its contribution to development. At the heart of this is the need to apply principles of sustainable development - leaving no-one behind, taking a holistic appraoch - to open science itself.
Following an eventful week of discussions, the 43rd meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/43) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ended with several advances important for libraries. IFLA was proud to join partner organisations in attended as an observing organization.
Practicality and ambition: a look ahead to the 43rd meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights8 March 2023
From 13-17 March, the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s lead body focused on copyright – the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights – will meet in Geneva. Key discussions include the presentation of a toolkit on preservation, and discussions on facilitating cross-border working. IFLA will be there to represent the needs and interests of libraries.
The Copyright & Legal Matters Advisory Committee (CLM) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is excited to announce the publication of a new report titled "Copyright & cross-border challenges in preservation: empirical evidence".
Written by Tomas Lipinski, this blog post celebrates Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week.
The Marrakesh Treaty, signed almost 10 years ago, provides an opportunity to lift unnecessary barriers to access to information for people with disabilities, but are governments taking this up?
2 January is Public Domain Day in 2023, celebrating the works that now belong to the ages (and you!). Public domain works may be copied from, remixed, incorporated into other works and generally utilized for free, without payment to rightsholders.
As part of a global group of organisations committed to promoting access to knowledge at the World Intellectual Property Organization and beyond, IFLA encourages the library field to engage with a new website which shares key resources and data for advocacy and awareness-raising.
IFLA is proud to announce the open access publication of Navigating Copyright for Libraries - Purpose and Scope, edited by Jessica Coates, National Library Australia; Victoria Owen, University of Toronto, Canada; and Susan Reilly, Irish Research Electronic Library, Ireland.
IFLA is proud to share its 2022 statement on open access (OA), "10 years of the IFLA open access statement: a call to action". The statement affirms the value of open access and related initiatives, outlining IFLA's ongoing work in the area. It also offers a commitment to "lead by example, and complete the transition of IFLA’s publications to OA".
The Knowledge 21 Programme, of which IFLA is a a partner organisation, has launched a call for bids for funding to carry out work to promote copyright reform in Europe. Deadline: 30 September.
IFLA was proud to attend the 63rd General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for 18 July discussions of May's meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR/42).
The Knowledge Rights 21 Programme, of which IFLA is a partner, has launched a call for individuals or organisations who can support advocacy at the national level around copyright law and policy reform in Europe.
The Knowledge Rights 21 Programme (KR21), of which IFLA is a partner, has launched a call for proposals to undertake work on copyright and advocacy training.
IFLA was proud to attend WIPO SCCR/42, May 9 – 13, an eventful week that saw discussions of the impact of COVID-19 on libraries and a commitment to further study cross-border challenges and develop toolkits on copyright limitations and exceptions before SCCR/43 in 2023.