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Progress on Exceptions and Limitations to Copyright in Latin America and the Caribbean

The third and final WIPO regional seminar on exceptions and limitations took place in Santo Domingo on 4-5 July. It looked into the copyright rules that define whether libraries, archives, museums, and education and research institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean can do their jobs. IFLA was there to promote the need for international action. Read More

  • News
  • 15 July 2019
  • By: anonymous

WIPO Action Plans on Exceptions and Limitations

At the 36th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Member States agreed on an action plan on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries, archives, museums as well as educational and research institutions and… Read More

  • Publications
  • 08 June 2019

IFLA webinar on the WIPO African regional meeting

Modern, balanced copyright laws are key to the fulfilment of libraries’ public interest mission. Outdated or inadequate legislation hampers democratic access to information and the preservation of our cultural heritage. In parallel with efforts to change copyright laws at the national… Read More

  • Publications
  • 06 May 2019

IFLA webinar on the WIPO Asia-Pacific regional meeting

Modern, balanced copyright laws are key to the fulfilment of libraries’ public interest mission. Outdated or inadequate legislation hampers democratic access to information and the preservation of our cultural heritage. In parallel with efforts to change copyright laws at the national… Read More

  • Publications
  • 19 March 2019

Briefing: WIPO Best Practice Guide on Collective Management Organisations

The World Intellectual Property Organisation has published a best practice toolkit on collective management organisations. This brief offers an overview of the toolkit, and suggests how it can be useful for libraries and library associations. In situations where copyright exceptions do not apply, efficient and… Read More

  • Publications
  • 25 November 2018

Copyright, Access and the SDGs: IFLA at the WIPO General Assembly

The World Intellectual Property Organisation’s annual General Assembly saw exciting announcements around the Marrakesh Treaty, welcome support for better laws for libraries, archives and museums, and an emphasis, from Member States, on the need for intellectual property laws to support development. Read More

  • News
  • 04 October 2018
  • By: anonymous

World Intellectual Property Organisation General Assembly

The annual general assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organisation – WIPO – offers a chance to take a strategic look at the Organisation’s work across the board. For IFLA, it is an opportunity to highlight the priorities of libraries, and make the connection with the broader objectives of… Read More

  • Events
  • 24 September 2018