Monthly Archive for April, 2019

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The EU Copyright Reform: Battles Won, Bullets Dodged, and the Questions that Remain

The text adopted yesterday at the Council, after the Parliament’s vote on 26 March, comes after years of discussion. The Commission’s proposal released in 2016 has been reviewed and voted upon in five parliamentary committees, at the plenary of the European Parliament, at several levels within the Council, and through […]

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Will Your Collections Be Next? Library Amongst Internet Archive Pages Flagged as Holding ‘Terrorist Content’

The news that the French Internet Referral Unit has flagged over 550 URLs on the Internet Archive as terrorist content is a serious concern for libraries, not least the Smithsonian Libraries, whose page there is among those singled out. Clearly governments have a duty to protect against terrorism, as well […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #13: Wear a Pin or a Badge

Advocacy is about conversations. You need to engage decision-makers – and the people that influence them – and build their understanding of the importance of libraries. In this way, you can encourage them to take action! But how to start that conversation? A great way to do it is to […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #12: Care about Copyright

Laws matter for libraries. They can ensure that local governments have an obligation to run a library. They can decide whether libraries can give internet access or offer services. They can determine what libraries can do with their collections. Copyright has a particular role in the last of these. The […]

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