EIFL-IP

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....
March - April 2013 EIFL newsletter is online 11 Mar 2013
Our 2013 March - April newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including information on two EIFL call for proposals. Also available in PDF: high res | low res 
Copyright reform in Poland: libraries are prepared 11 Mar 2013
In 2012, the EIFL-IP programme invited proposals for advocacy campaigns in support of copyright law reform in EIFL partner countries. Funding was granted to seven projects in Africa, Asia, and Europe lasting from three to eight months. At the end of...
EIFL supports open dialogue on text and data mining 8 Mar 2013
Update: 24 May 2013 - participants decided to formally withdraw from the process. Read the withdrawal letter. In an open letter to European Commissioners Barnier, Geoghegan-Quinn, Kroes and Vassiliou, EIFL joined an eminent group of over 60...
Thanks to CFL tweeters! 7 Mar 2013
Since we announced the launch of "Copyright for Librarians: the essential handbook" (CFL) in January 2013, we are very gratified for the feedback we have received, especially the scores of tweets from diverse individuals and institutions in...
EIFL statement in support of LDC TRIPs waiver 4 Mar 2013
In the run-up to the World Trade Organization (WTO) TRIPS Council meeting on 5-6 March 2013, EIFL issued a statement in support of the request by least developed countries (LDCs) for an extension, without pre-condition, of the LDC transition period...
EIFL joins call to extend TRIPS waiver for LDCs 27 Feb 2013
EIFL, together with the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana, the Lesotho Library Consortium, the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium and hundreds of civil society organizations representing millions of people worldwide, have...
EPT awards Iryna Kuchma for her advocacy of OA 15 Feb 2013
On 13th of February 2013, the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development announced the winner of its 2nd Annual Award, in 'recognition of the effort made by individuals working in the developing and emerging countries in the furtherance...
January - February 2013 EIFL newsletter is online 16 Jan 2013
Our 2013 January - February newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a tribute to Internet activist Aaron Swartz and a spotlight on EIFL-FOSS webinars. Also available in PDF:...