EIFL-IP

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:...
Libraries and RROs - an EIFL guide 16 Jan 2013
A Reproduction Rights Organization (RRO) licenses the copying of published copyright protected works on behalf of its members. "How to negotiate with your national Reproduction Rights Organization. An EIFL Guide" is intended as a practical guide for...
"CFL - the essential handbook" launches 11 Jan 2013
"Copyright for Librarians" (CFL) is an online open curriculum on copyright law that was developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Re-designed as a brand new textbook, "Copyright for Librarians: the essential handbook...
EIFL welcomes groundbreaking WIPO decision 22 Dec 2012
EIFL wholeheartedly welcomes the decision by WIPO Member States to convene a Diplomatic Conference – the final phase of treaty negotiations – to create a global legal framework facilitating access to copyrighted works for blind, visually impaired...
Libraries in Poland go nationwide on copyright 12 Dec 2012
Rzeczpospolita, one of the largest circulation national newspapers in Poland has published an article in its high profile legal section by Barbara Szczepańska, EIFL-IP librarian.  The opinion piece explains how the practices of citizens and...
EIFL supports International Day of Disabled People 3 Dec 2012
Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and libraries everywhere will be marking the day. The theme this year is removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all. By addressing legal, policy and practical...
Public Domain webinar - slides available 30 Nov 2012
Update Check out authors that entered the public domain on 1st January 2013, read vignettes about 12 such noteworthies, listen to an interview with Prof James Boyle or read what could have entered the public domain in the US under the law that...
Progress made at copyright talks, more work to follow 26 Nov 2012
On Friday, 24th November 2012 in Geneva, WIPO Member States agreed to devote two days to limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives during the next session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights in July 2013, and to...
EIFL urges WIPO to stay on track with libraries 23 Nov 2012
The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/25) is meeting in Geneva this week. The main focus of the one week meeting is limitations and exceptions for different beneficiary groups: persons with print disabilities; libraries...
EIFL supports a WIPO treaty for print disabled people 22 Nov 2012
The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/25) is meeting in Geneva this week. The main focus of the one week meeting is the topic of limitations and exceptions for three beneficiary groups: persons with print disabilities,...
November - December 2012 EIFL newsletter is online 15 Nov 2012
Our 2012 November - December newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on public libraries and the roles they play in reducing unemployment. PDF version 
EIFL-IP orientation webinar - slides available 25 Oct 2012
The first EIFL-IP webinar took place on 18th October 2012. The session was intended as an orientation for new EIFL-IP coordinators who we have not had the opportunity to meet face-to-face, EIFL-IP coordinators who would like to refresh their...
EIFL submits comments on UNESCO/UBC Vancouver Declaration 23 Oct 2012
From 26-28 September 2012, in cooperation with the University of British Columbia (Canada), UNESCO organised an international conference that explored the main issues affecting the preservation of digital documentary heritage. More than 500...
CFL Polska - a new tool for a new generation 25 Sep 2012
15 undergraduates, 2PhD students, 1 supervisor and 1 year was what it took to create a new Polish adaptation of Copyright for Librarians, the online open curriculum on copyright law. Information about Polish law was added, along with links to short...