Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee

CLM was created to advise IFLA and represents the voice of the international library community in copyright and other legal concerns. CLM is also active in issues relating to:

  • Economic and legal barriers to the acquisition and use of library resources and effective library services
  • Subscription and license agreements
  • Legal issues relevant to broader access to knowledge, in particular online
  • A wide range of other legal matters of international significance to libraries and librarianship

CLM keeps a watching brief on the activities of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and represents IFLA at key meetings through its subcommittee on WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). In addition, CLM works closely with other regional library organizations with shared interests, such as eIFLEBLIDA, and LCA to ensure that the concerns of libraries are voiced.

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CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Strategic Programmes

Last update: 31 October 2019

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3 reasons why libraries should care about the EU-Digital Single Market Directive

This Saturday, December 7, 2019, IFLA wishes to highlight an important date for European libraries: we are 18 months from the final date of the implementation of the new European Copyright Directive in Europe, the Digital Single Market Directive. 7 June 2021 will be the deadline for the implementation procedure. This law concerns many private but also public actors such as libraries. Libraries in each country must be involved in monitoring this implementation because each country will implement (if it has not already started) provisions in its national legislation.

6 December 2019

IFLA continues efforts in WIPO: a brief on NGO's Meeting with Director-General Francis Gurry

On November 26th, IFLA was once again at WIPO, at a meeting organised by the secretariat for Non-Governmental Organizations.

27 November 2019

Mantener la presión para lograr mejores leyes para las bibliotecas: La IFLA continúa su compromiso con la OMPI

La 39.º sesión del Comité Permanente de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual dio forma a un posible acuerdo sobre preservación, aunque se mantuvo la oposición de los países que niegan la realidad de la colaboración transfronteriza entre las bibliotecas.

25 November 2019