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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 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright

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 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Switzerland

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

European Copyright Directive Implementation Advances: How Can You Get Involved?

In June 2019, the European Union’s new Copyright Directive entered into force. Member States must implement this Directive into their national laws by 7 June 2021. In many, the process is underway - libraries should be involved!

6 November 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Europe

Maintenir la pression pour des lois adaptées aux besoins des bibliothèques : L'IFLA continue de participer aux travaux de l'OMPI

La 39ème réunion du Comité permanent du droit d'auteur et des droits connexes de l'Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle a vu l'émergence d'un accord possible sur la préservation, mais aussi l'opposition permanente des pays à nier la réalité de la collaboration transfrontalière entre bibliothèques.

31 October 2019

Maintaining the Pressure for Better Laws for Libraries: IFLA Continues to Engage at WIPO

The 39th meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights saw the shape of a possible agreement on preservation emerge, but also continued opposition from countries denying the reality of cross-border collaboration between libraries.

28 October 2019

The 39th Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO

From 18th to 19th October 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) hosted an international conference on issues of copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries, archives and museums.

21 October 2019 | Advocacy, Conferences, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Switzerland

IFLA at the International Conference on Exceptions and Limitations at WIPO

This Friday 18th October, the International Conference on Exceptions and Limitations at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) begins. It will be an opportunity to deliver on the mandate given by Member States "to consider the opportunities and challenges provided by various international solutions including soft law, contractual/licensing and normative approaches, as appropriate". IFLA will be there, encouraging stakeholders to deliver a concrete action plan that improves the situation for libraries.

17 October 2019 | Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, International cooperation

E-Lending, Embargoes and Equitable Access: Interview with Sari Feldman

The rules around library eLending are on the agenda again in the United States, following the decision by one publisher to impose limits on libraries' ability to give access to new books. We interviewed Sari Feldman, past President of the American Library Association and currently a Senior Policy Fellow focusing on eBooks, about the situation.

16 October 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, eLending, eLending for Libraries, United States of America

An Alternative Route: Cooperation Leads to Better Conditions for Australian Libraries

A lot of advocacy work focuses on trying to change laws in order to improve the situation for libraries. However, there can be alterantives to legal reform as a recent example from Australia shows. IFLA interviewed Sue McKerracher, CEO of the Australian Library and Information Association to find out more.

14 October 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Australia, Literacy and reading, publishers, storytimes

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