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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...
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...