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More Countries Join Marrakesh: Update of the Marrakesh Monitoring Report

Since the adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty, IFLA has been monitoring how countries make it a reality. Today we publish the fourth update of the Marrakesh Monitoring Report, which looks into countries that have signed or ratified the Treaty since January 2019 and the way they are implementing it nationally.

19 August 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, accessibility, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

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.

15 July 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Dominican Republic -, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, WIPO

Outcomes of the second WIPO regional seminar: #Copyright4Libraries in the African Region

African countries have very different copyright laws, all at various stages of development and/or review. Some countries have very outdated copyright laws, whilst others have amended their copyright laws more recently, or are in the process of reviewing them, for example, Kenya and South Africa. IFLA and partner organisations advocated for adequate and balanced copyright laws for libraries, archives, museums, research and education at the WIPO regional seminar for the African region.

27 June 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Africa

European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market: what it is about and why libraries should care

On 17 May 2019, after several years of discussion, the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was published in the official journal of the European Union. It enters into force on 20 June 2019, which marks the beginning of a two-year period for member states to change their laws in order to meet the objectives of the directive.

18 June 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Archives, Associations, Conservation, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Cultural heritage, Digital Humanities, Digital libraries, Digital preservation, Digitisation, Europe

A Solid Start: Asia-Pacific Government Representatives Stress Need for International Action for Libraries at Singapore Workshop

The first of three WIPO regional workshops focusing on the copyright needs of libraries, as well as archives, museums, education and research, took place in Singapore on 29-30 April. The meeting saw broad consensus that business-as-usual was not an option, and international action was necessary.

1 May 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Singapore, Copyright, WIPO, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives

Copyright in the Asia-Pacific Region: the Right Rules for Libraries?

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is organising three regional seminars to understand how far copyright rules meet the needs of libraries around the world. The first one starts on Monday in Singapore, looking at the Asia-Pacific. IFLA will be there.

27 April 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Asia and Oceania, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, WIPO

Spain’s Recent Copyright Reform: an Interview with the Chair of the Library Association’s Copyright Group

The Spanish government recently implemented two European directives: the Marrakesh Directive, and the Collective Management Directive. The bill that transposed these two pieces of legislation came with unexpected proposals on the topic of public lending rights. The chair of the copyright group at the Spanish Library Association (FESABID) tells us about the recent changes:

25 April 2019 | Advocacy, Associations, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, eBooks, eLending, eLending for Libraries

Traditional Knowledge and Copyright: An Interview with Wend Wendland, Director of the WIPO Traditional Knowledge Division

We had a chat with Wend Wendland, Director of the WIPO Traditional Knowledge Division, to find out more both about the division and the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore’s work plan.

23 April 2019 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Cooperation, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, Cultural heritage, Indigenous People, Intellectual property

Adoption of the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

The Council of the European Union has now also adopted the European Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. After the entry into force of the text in a few weeks, a period of national implementation will start. IFLA, alongside partner organisations, will now engage with members at the national level to get the best outcome for libraries.

17 April 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Associations, Conservation, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, eLending, eLending for Libraries

Availability, License Terms and Pricing of eBooks: an Interview with Rebecca Giblin

ELending is becoming increasingly important and is already well-established in many countries. While jurisdictions approach the lending of eBooks and other digital material in many different ways, licensing is often part of the equation. And with that, challenges arise for the library sector.

12 April 2019 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, accessibility, Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries & Archives, eBooks, eLending, eLending for Libraries, Intellectual property, licensing, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States

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