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The Limits of Licensing: A Literature Review (Infographic)

IFLA commissed a review of the available literature on the limits of licensing as a means of giving access to knowledge, in order better to understand the feasibility of universal licensing based solutions. The result draws on surveys, academic and grey literature in order to establish… Read More

  • Publications
  • 29 June 2018

Sunshine and Clouds: The European Parliament Takes Position on the Copyright Directive

Yesterday, the Legal affairs committee at the European Parliament (EP) voted on the copyright Directive. There is welcome confirmation of the value of exceptions to copyright as a guarantee of access to knowledge and use of information across borders. But a sting in the tail remains, with broad scope for obliging educators to pay for licences for all uses of works, and a backwards step on technological protection measures. Read More

  • News
  • 21 June 2018
  • By: anonymous

Quotes from Member States at the 36th meeting of WIPO’s SCCR

United Nations Member States said positive things bout libraries at the 36th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR, World Intellectual Property Organisation, WIPO). They were supportive of further work at the international level on the topic of exceptions and limitations… Read More

  • Publications
  • 19 June 2018

On Track or Off the Rails? IFLA publishes an update current status of transposition of the Marrakesh Directive in Europe

On the occasion of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 12-14 June, IFLA wishes to underline the positive progress that is taking place within the European Union towards transposition of Marrakesh Directive. The update shows where things stand (on 14 June) in the internal process of transposition of European law, looking at key aspects Read More

  • News
  • 14 June 2018
  • By: anonymous

Action for Libraries at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (SCCR/36)

IFLA was in Geneva from 28 May to 1 June to advocate for better exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries. The occasion was the 36th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The very good outcome for libraries would not have been possible without work of many IFLA members who urged their representatives to give a positive turn to the discussions at SCCR. We are happy to say that we achieved the goals we had for the week! Read More

  • News
  • 07 June 2018
  • By: anonymous

IFLA’s Response to UNESCO Consultation on Open Educational Resources

UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organisation – has become an important player in the field of open educational resources. At its 39th General Conference in 2017, a resolution sets out a commitment to set out a recommendation to members on promoting OER. Read More

  • Publications
  • 04 June 2018