Tag Archive for '#Copyright4Libraries'

Fail! How Copyright Risks Creating Market Failures, and How Exceptions Can Correct Them

At the end of a recent WIPO meeting, a suggestion was made that the Marrakesh Treaty – which removes the need to seek permission in order to make or share accessible format copies of books – was a response to a market failure. Market failures happen when the impacts of […]

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“But I don’t Speak Legalese…”: What Other Perspectives Can Tell Us about Copyright Exceptions?

Copyright can easily seem scary. One reason for this is the fact that so much discussion on the subject is highly legalistic. There are intense debates about individual articles, sub-articles, or even sub-sub-articles, and an abundance of terminology and technicality that understandably puts a lot of people off. This is […]

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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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Getting the Right Measures: How Copyright Exceptions and Limitations are an Essential Ingredient for Successful Library Systems

In any recipe, you cannot just substitute one ingredient with more of another. If you try to make a cake only with flour and milk, you get wallpaper paste. One made only of egg is a soufflé. The same goes libraries and their work to support education, innovation and culture. […]

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Where Fair Use and Fair Dealing is Being Fought For

This week is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week. It’s an opportunity to look at where librarians around the world are involved in efforts to defend and promote Fair Use and Fair Dealing. They are doing this because copyright rules that give librarians the space to adapt and update their practice make […]

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Copyright for libraries in 2019: What’s on the Agenda? Part 1

Today is the first day of Copyright Week 2019! Copyright week is an initiative launched by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in order to highlight key issues around copyright. Every day, various groups, all defenders of a copyright framework that promotes creativity and innovation, look into specific copyright policy matters. […]

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This week, tweet about #Copyright4Libraries: join our efforts at WIPO remotely

IFLA representatives are currently in Geneva at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). They will take part in week of international discussions about copyright, alongside representatives of many of the United Nations Member States. There will be a particular focus on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries. This, the […]

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