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09 Jul 2014
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
In a disagreement that split mainly along north-south lines, the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) failed for the second time this year to reach agreement on the conclusions of the session, and also couldn’t agree on the all-important recommendations to WIPO’s General (...)
Library and archive representatives at SCCR/27
22 May 2014
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Two representatives from EIFL joined a 16-strong international team representing 11 library and organizations spanning Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the United States at WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) that took place in Geneva from 28 April (...)
23 Apr 2014
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
To celebrate UNESCO's World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April 2014, and WIPO's World IP Day on 26 April 2014 – we asked librarians in EIFL partner countries what they wish for copyright today. Read what librarians in Armenia, Latvia, Botswana, Kenya, Estonia, Russia, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan (...)
EU flag with copyright symbol. Source: www.laquadrature.net
21 Mar 2014
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Libraries in EIFL partner countries perform a vital role getting reading and other materials into the hands of people who need information and knowledge for education, research, health or leisure. The seven point plan submitted by EIFL in response to the (ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/ (...)
Inaugural meeting of Ghana stakeholder group, Accra. Credit: Judy Friend
14 Mar 2014
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Only between 1-7% of books worldwide are published in formats accessible to blind people such as Braille, large print, audio, DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System). The aim of the Marrakesh Treaty, that creates an international legal framework to enable the cross-border sharing of (...)
03 Dec 2013
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
The third day of December 2013 marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities – designated by the United Nations (UN) to promote understanding of disability issues, and to mobilize support for the rights of persons with disabilities. Around the world, people with disabilities face physical,  (...)