Search results

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 Outdated or inadequate legislation hampers democratic access to information and the preservation of our cultural heritage.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

Better Laws, Better Practices: IFLA Active for Libraries on Copyright

Following the launch of a guide to implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty and a statement on copyright literacy at the World Library and Information Congress, IFLA has continued to make the case for copyright that works for libraries. In the last two weeks, the focus has been on the operation of collective rights management and the EU’s copyright reforms. Read More

  • News
  • 10 September 2018
  • By: anonymous

Towards Action: IFLA Returns to Geneva for the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

The 36th session of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) will focus on defining action plans on copyright provisions for libraries. With these, we hope to see the organisation move in the direction of concrete steps that will make a real difference for our institutions. As the organisation that gave the world the Marrakesh Treaty, WIPO is well placed to drive change that delivers sustainable development. Read More

  • News
  • 28 May 2018
  • By: anonymous