Copyright is essential for libraries

In April 2011, IFLA held its Presidential Meeting in The Hague. The meeting presented current issues for libraries concerning copyright, Open Access and human rights. The films created in conjunction with the meeting introduce current issues for libraries concerning copyright.

Libraries advocate for copyright frameworks that balance the rights of users and creators. They play a vital role in the debate on international copyright. Stressing this point, Professor Ruth Okediji from the University of Minnesota Law School discussed in her presentation how to adjust the role and the functions of libraries in the digital environment. Libraries preserve and lend literary and creative works, and promote creativity, learning and research.

IFLA Presidential Meeting 2011—Copyright

IFLA Presidential Meeting 2011—Ruth Okediji

CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters)

Last update: 5 October 2012