EIFL-IP

WIPO starts discussing libraries and archives in earnest 20 Dec 2013
The 26th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) began discussing topics in the Committee's working paper on libraries and archives in earnest, during two days devoted to libraries and archives. The Committee...
UN Day of Persons with Disabilities: breaking legal barriers 3 Dec 2013
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....
European orphan works examined in EIFL-IP webinar 3 Dec 2013
The EIFL-IP webinar that took place on December 3, 2013 provided an introduction to Directive 2012/28/EU on certain permitted uses of orphan works – known as the European orphan works Directive – that was adopted by Member States of the...
November - December 2013 EIFL newsletter is online 26 Nov 2013
Our 2013 November - December newsletter issue is now available. Read it online or download the PDFs. This issue is packed with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including updates from the 2013 General Assembly and new EIFL-PLIP...
COBESS ready for the copyright challenge 13 Nov 2013
EIFL co-organized a seminar on copyright with the Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal (COBESS). The seminar was in two parts: to discuss the teaching of copyright to librarians in the region, using our online open...
Guest speakers announced for 2013 EIFL General Assembly 29 Oct 2013
EIFL staff and representatives from EIFL partner consortia are preparing to travel to Istanbul, Turkey for the 2013 General Assembly on November 11-13, 2013. EIFL's major knowledge-sharing event of the year staff will include an exciting '...
Libraries and the Beijing Treaty-world's first webinar 10 Oct 2013
The world's first webinar on libraries and the Beijing Treaty took place in September 2013 hosted by EIFL. The Beijing Treaty was adopted in June 2012 by member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and aims to provide legal...
September - October 2013 EIFL newsletter is online 11 Sep 2013
EIFL's September - October 2013 newsletter issue is now available! Read it online or download the PDF. This issue includes the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a look at Open Access Week 2013 and the results of five EIFL...
"CFL en Español" completes six UN languages 18 Jul 2013
EIFL is delighted to announce a new Spanish version of Copyright for Librarians (CFL), the online open curriculum on copyright law developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. “CFL en Español” is based upon Modules...
July - August 2013 EIFL newsletter is online 10 Jul 2013
Our July - August 2013 newsletter issue is now available. Read it online or download PDF. This issue includes the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the achievements of eight EIFL-IP projects in...
Advocating for improved copyright laws for libraries 9 Jul 2013
Impressive first-time achievements recorded
Also available in PDF version high res | low res Impressive first-time achievements of eight EIFL-IP funded projects in Africa, Asia and Europe Restrictive copyright laws create legal barriers to accessing resources for education, research and...
NGOs set record straight on EU LDC press release 4 Jul 2013
On 11 June 2013, the WTO TRIPS Council took a decision to extend the waiver for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for implementation of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for a further eight years until 1...
EIFL looks forward to implementation of Marrakesh Treaty 3 Jul 2013
EIFL welcomes the adoption on 27 June 2013 of a historic WIPO Treaty to facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities (known as the Marrakesh Treaty). The aim of the treaty is to alleviate the...
“The start of a new era” - EIFL welcomes new WIPO treaty 27 Jun 2013
EIFL is attending the WIPO Diplomatic Conference to conclude a treaty to facilitate access to published works by persons with print disabilities that has been taking place in Marrakesh from June 17 to 28, 2013. EIFL is delighted at the adoption of a...
EIFL thrilled at adoption of WIPO treaty for print disabled 26 Jun 2013
After midnight on Tuesday, 25 June 2013, WIPO Member States agreed on a treaty to facilitate access to works for print disabled people. It was a historic, joyful and emotional moment. On Wednesday, the Drafting Committee will clean up the text that...
Thought leaders in Latvia: libraries and e-books 21 Jun 2013
The introduction of e-books in libraries is proving to be something of a challenge with thorny technical, pricing and legal issues to overcome. In Latvia, a Baltic state with a population of just over two million, the e-book market is just emerging...
Libraries in Senegal advocate for development 20 Jun 2013
The copyright law of Senegal, a francophone nation in west Africa with Least Developed Country (LDC) status, was significantly overhauled in 2008. A study by the African Copyright & Access to Knowledge project (ACA2K) found that the main effect...
EIFL opening statement at Marrakesh Diplomatic Conference 20 Jun 2013
"The global library community asks Member States to ensure that we return home with a treaty that is effective. The Treaty must be fit for purpose - to deliver books and information to people who are blind or print disabled".   Read the...
The European Orphan Works Directive - an EIFL Guide 18 Jun 2013
In October 2012, Directive 2012/28/EU on certain permitted uses of orphan works (known as the orphan works Directive) was adopted by Member States of the European Union (EU). The Directive sets out common rules for the digitization and online...
WIPO Diplomatic Conference for Persons with Print Disabilities 14 Jun 2013
A treaty was adopted!
From June 17 to 28, 2013, WIPO Member States met in Marrakesh, Morocco for a Diplomatic Conference to conclude a Treaty to facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities. EIFL followed the...