EIFL-IP

“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...
A copyright law fit for a modern Mongolia 11 Jun 2013
Since the democratic revolution in 1990, the legal environment in Mongolia has been re-created for the new market economy, and the intellectual property (IP) system has been entirely reformed. A key policy goal envisions the development of a...
The Beijing Treaty - an EIFL Briefing for Libraries 7 Jun 2013
The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, adopted in June 2012 by member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), aims to provide legal protection to performers in audiovisual works, for example, actors in motion...
Uganda: easing the strain on access to learning materials 27 May 2013
As Uganda seeks to attain its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on education, local civil society groups have identified problems that need to be addressed in the 2006 Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act, as well as opportunities that can be...
EIFL plea in support of LDCs - letter to TRIPS Council Chair 21 May 2013
EIFL has written to the Chair of the WTO TRIPS Council in support of the request by Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for an unconditional extension of the transition period of the WTO TRIPS Agreement. The new Chair is holding informal consultations...
CFL The Essential Handbook reviewed (in Polish) 15 May 2013
Read a review of "Copyright for Librarians. The Essential Handbook" in Biuletyn EBIB (Elektroniczna BIBlioteka), a monthly open access journal produced by the Polish library community. The reviewer is surprised at the range of topics covered within...
May - June 2013 EIFL newsletter is online 14 May 2013
Our 2013 May - June newsletter issue is now available. Read it online or download PDFs. This issue is packed with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including information on the WSIS 2013 Project Prize that EIFL...
EIFL wins WSIS 2013 Project Prize for excellence 13 May 2013
EIFL wins WSIS 2013 Project Prize for excellence
Prestigious international development prize awarded for excellence in implementing development strategies that leverage the power of ICTs. Geneva, Switzerland - EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) was awarded the WSIS Project Prize for...
EIFL 2012 annual report 8 May 2013
The 2012 annual report is now available for viewing and downloading. Another highly productive and rewarding year has been made possible thanks to ongoing collaboration with over 60 partner and project countries and the continued support of our...
Campaign for a progressive copyright law in Uzbekistan 26 Apr 2013
On the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day with the theme "Creativity: the next generation", EIFL is pleased to publish the fourth in a series of case studies with the results of advocacy campaigns in support of copyright law reform in...
Libraries and RROs: selected news and resources 24 Apr 2013
Check out our new resource page on libraries, education and Reproduction Rights Organizations (RROs) requested by EIFL librarians, that includes conference presentations, selected news items and slides from our recent webinar based on the EIFL...
Libraries in Estonia take copyright to the national airwaves 17 Apr 2013
Estonia is in the process of revising its intellectual property laws, and the drafting of a new copyright bill is expected by September 2014. In an eight month project supported by EIFL-IP, the National Library of Estonia, the Consortium of Estonian...
CFL adapted for the use in the western Balkans 9 Apr 2013
EIFL is delighted to announce that "Copyright for Librarians" (CFL) is now available online and in print in the Serbian language. The printed version has been distributed for use in academic libraries in Serbia and to national and university...
Copyright in Armenia - will library expectations be met? 26 Mar 2013
In a short space of time, the library community in Armenia has taken charge of its position during a major review of the copyright law, emerging as a strong force with a new standing as a credible stakeholder with policy makers and other players....