WIPO copyright committee gets off to a flying start
17 Jul 2012
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) began its 24th session today in Geneva and will run from 16th to 25th July 2012. The new Chair of the Committee is Ambassador Darlington...
Strong EIFL presence at IFLA 2012
26 Jun 2012
EIFL will have a strong presence at IFLA2012 – the International Federation of Library Associations World Library and Information Congress – in August. The theme of IFLA2012 is Libraries Now! – Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering.
The main venue for...
Michael Carroll to speak as Keynote at EIFL GA 2012
25 Jun 2012
Professor Michael W. Carroll will be the keynote speaker at this year's EIFL General Assembly.
Michael Carroll is a Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington...
Copyright for Librarians launches in Romanian
21 Jun 2012
We are pleased to announce that the latest translation of “Copyright for Librarians: an online open curriculum in copyright law” was recently launched in Moldova. The curriculum will form part of the “Legal Framework for Libraries Course” in the...
EIFL-IP grantees announced
15 Jun 2012
Restrictive copyright laws create legal barriers to accessing resources for education, research and personal development. This can have significant consequences for libraries in developing and transition countries that have limited funds to purchase...
EIFL 2011 annual report - now online
9 May 2012
The 2011 annual report is now available for 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 funders.
Evaluation underway for EIFL-IP grant applications
8 May 2012
Restrictive copyright laws create legal barriers to accessing resources for education, research and personal development. At EIFL, we advocate for fair and balanced copyright laws that support libraries in providing access to knowledge.
Libraries and copyright make the news in Armenia
7 May 2012
Hasmik Galstyan, librarian at the American University of Armenia (AUA) and EIFL-IP copyright librarian organised two presentations to raise awareness of library copyright issues as part of National Library Week from 16-20 April 2012, and for World...
Nine EIFL partner countries feature in consumer IP survey
24 Apr 2012
Nine EIFL partner countries feature in the 2012 Consumers International (CI) IP Watchlist Report, with four reports prepared by EIFL-IP librarians and colleagues.
The 2012 IP Watchlist, the fourth annual rating of national IP law shows "entrenched...
CUUL first to adopt Statement of Principles on Copyright
13 Apr 2012
We are delighted to announce that the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) is the first EIFL partner consortium to adopt a Statement of Principles on libraries and copyright.
At its Annual General Meeting in Kampala on 16 March 2012...
Adopting a Statement of Principles on Copyright
8 Mar 2012
Announcement: Adopting a Statement of Principles on Copyright. An EIFL template for Consortia.
This template is intended to assist EIFL partner consortia when considering the adoption of a Statement of Principles on Copyright and Related Issues....
EIFL March - April 2012 newsletter is online
1 Mar 2012
Our March-April newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the successful EIFL-OA advocacy grants.
EIFL welcomes decision to postpone Africa IP Forum
27 Feb 2012
Following strong criticisim by civil society organisations around the globe, including EIFL, the proposed Africa IP Forum has been postponed. The organisers, led by the U.S. Department of Commerce with WIPO, France and Japan, say that the event will...
EIFL General Assembly 2012
20 Feb 2012
We will be visiting Armenia this year. American University of Armenia has generously agreed to host the 2012 EIFL General Assembly, 3-5 July. We are honored that our GA will be a part of the larger Yerevan World Book Capital programme. The...
Developing a Library Copyright Policy. An EIFL guide.
13 Feb 2012
Announcement: Developing a Library Copyright Policy. An EIFL guide.
This new guide is intended to highlight issues when considering the creation of a copyright policy for your library, how to go about drafting a policy and the elements that a...
EIFL voices concern over proposed Africa IP Forum
9 Feb 2012
EIFL joins NGOs across the globe in voicing strong concern about the proposed Africa IP Forum due to take place in South Africa in April 2012. Led by the U.S. Department of Commerce and billed as the "first-of-its kind ministerial level Forum",...
EIFL January - February 2012 newsletter is online
16 Jan 2012
Our January-February newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the "Copyright for Librarians" online open curriculum.