European Research Institutions, Libraries and Archives need Balanced Copyright Laws

More than 60 library, archive and research institutions, including SLA, from countries across the European Union and internationally, representing over 650,000 information professionals, have joined together in a letter asking the European Union to engage constructively in text-based discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on copyright exceptions for libraries and archives.  The letter is available here: http://www.ifla.org/node/8619

The organizations have joined with European and international library and archive associations highlighting the copyright challenges preventing international research collaboration, preservation of cultural heritage and new forms of innovation.

The signatories of the letter urge the European Union and its Member States to ensure that text-based discussion of an international instrument on copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives continues to be reflected in the mandate of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR), and that the European Union engages constructively in these discussions. At the last meeting of the SCCR, the European Union tried to reverse conclusions that had been previously agreed by all of the world’s countries at WIPO.

The discussions at WIPO are important to:

  • Foster a cutting-edge, open international research culture
  • Ensure future researchers have access to Europe’s digitized and born-digital heritage; and
  • Make European cultural heritage globally accessible

More information about the 27th meeting of the SCCR can be found here.

 

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