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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

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  • 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

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  • 28 May 2018
  • By: anonymous

Inaction is not an Option: Case Builds for Meaningful Action for Libraries at the World Intellectual Property Organisation

IFLA attended the 35th session of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights to make the case for the need of a minimum standard of exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries, archives and museums. While a minority of states continue to question the need for action, the majority remain convinced that effective, universal access to information requires progress at the international level. Read More

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  • 24 November 2017
  • By: anonymous

World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April 2017 – Innovation, Improving Lives

Every year on 26 April, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates the World Intellectual Property Rights Day. This year in particular, WIPO explores how innovation and progress make lives better, and what more can be done to make sure new technologies reach the people who need them. They are also inviting ideas on the priorities for future innovation through Twitter under the hashtag #WorldIPDay. Read More

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  • 26 April 2017
  • By: anonymous

Continuing the Fight for Access to Knowledge – IFLA Returns to Geneva

Libraries in too many countries around the world lack the basic laws needed to do the best by their communities. And even where laws exist, they frequently fail to take account of the realities of the digital age. As such, the gap between what our communities expect and what libraries are able to offer is growing. The World Intellectual Property Organisation and its members can help overcome this. Read More

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  • 13 November 2016
  • By: anonymous