Tag Archive for 'Preservation'

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Library Stat of the Week #15: Only 30% of countries’ copyright laws allow for digital preservation. None allow it freely across borders

Today is World Copyright Day, providing an opportunity to reflect on the influence that copyright has on the way we create, share and access information. Copyright offers extensive powers to rightholders, including over many activities that cause no harm to original creators, and indeed help new ones, or achieve public […]

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Advoc8: Library Advocacy in March

As much as anyone else, libraries work across a wide range of policy areas. Our institutions are engaged daily in work to promote research, support education, facilitate free access to information and expression, and deliver social inclusion. Library values and experience give us a unique voice in these debates, helping […]

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Libraries, Culture and Heritage in 2020

Culture is the way we express ourselves. It is the celebration of diversity. It is sharing, teaching, learning and connecting. Cultural heritage are the traditions, spaces, and artifacts that tell the stories of our communities – big and small. In 2020, let’s embrace the role of libraries as hubs for […]

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What’s Not Preserved is Lost: Why We Should Care about Article 6 of the Copyright Directive

Today, the chapter of the new Communia guide to the Copyright Directive focusing on preservation is launched. We’re happy to have led in preparing this, working with our partners at Communia. Preservation may not have seemed like the biggest issue in the Copyright Directive, compared to the other subjects under […]

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7 out of 10: the ARIPO Model Copyright Law

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) has released its model copyright law. ARIPO it aims to support the work of intellectual property (IP) teams across Africa, through both country-specific capacity building, and regional-level reports and guidance. Its 19 Member States come primarily from English-speaking Africa (with some exceptions), and […]

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Sustainability, Authenticity, Awareness, Access: Cultural Heritage and Beyond

The activities surrounding this year’s European Day of Conservation-Restoration seek to highlight key themes in the preservation of cultural heritage: sustainability, authenticity, awareness, and access. These are not only important in preservation, but also resonate with the core tenets of an informed and participatory society. This blog will touch on […]

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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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