EIFL-IP

A new copyright law in Moldova 1 Mar 2011
A new copyright law came into force in Moldova on 1 January 2011. Thanks to the advocacy of the library community, working with EIFL, the new law contains some favourable provisions that will support libraries in Moldova in their work over the...
Library and archive statements at WIPO online 6 Dec 2010
Read the statements made by library and archive organisations at the latest meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/21) that took place in Geneva in November 2010. The EIFL statement was delivered by Kathy...
Unprecedented opportunity for libraries 19 Nov 2010
PRESS RELEASE 19 November 2010 “Unprecedented opportunity for libraries and archives” - WIPO to work on library and archive copyright exceptions The 21st Session of the World Intellectual Property Organisation Standing Committee on Copyright and...
Seminar on ‘Copyright for Librarians’ curriculum 18 Nov 2010
The international seminar in Vilnius to promote and encourage take-up of "Copyright for Librarians", the curriculum developed by the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School for EIFL was attended by library school representatives and EIFL-IP librarians...
EIFL-IP Advanced Training 18 Nov 2010
At the end of October, participants from nine countries took part in the EIFL-IP Advanced training in copyright, advocacy and presentation skills in Cambridge, UK. Kimberley Isbell from the Berkman Center taught from three modules of “Copyright for...
Libraries participating in policy making 7 Jul 2010
Participants in policy making - libraries are stakeholders Restrictive copyright laws create legal barriers to accessing resources for education, research and personal development. This can have significant consequences for libraries in developing...
EIFL signs Copyright for Creativity declaration 6 May 2010
The Copyright for Creativity declaration is a call on European institutions from a wide set of stakeholders for a copyright regime supporting the digital economy. "European copyright policy and regulations have a profound effect on libraries in...
Launch of "Copyright for Librarians" Curriculum 24 Mar 2010
We are delighted to announce the launch of "Copyright for Librarians" - an Online Open Curriculum on Copyright Law, with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Read the press release or Go straight to the curriculum!
Chinese version - Statement of Principles on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries 22 Dec 2009
与图书馆和档案馆相关的著作权例外和限制原则的声明The Statement of Principles on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries by EIFL, IFLA and LCA are now available in Chinese. Many thanks to Ms Lingling Zhou, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences for...
French version - Statement of Principles on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries available in French 27 Nov 2009
Déclaration De Principes sur les Exceptions et Limitations Du Droit D'auteur pour les Bibliothèques et Archives par EIFL, IFLA, Library Copyright Alliance.The Statement of Principles on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries by EIFL,...
EIFL co-launches Copyright Watch, a new online resource 14 Nov 2009
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), and other international copyright experts have joined together to launch Copyright Watch - a public website created to centralise resources on national copyright...
Statement of Principles on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries online 24 Oct 2009
The Statement of Principles on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries by EIFL, IFLA and LCA are available online in English and Polish. The international library community believes that there is an immediate need for a new understanding...
EIFL meets WIPO Director General 29 Jul 2009
   EIFL and IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) held a high level meeting on 30 June 2009 in Geneva with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Mr. Francis Gurry....
Statement by EIFL-IP librarians on World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2009 22 Apr 2009
At the Second Global EIFL-IP conference in Istanbul in March 2009, librarians from thirty-nine developing and transition countries decided to highlight the importance of users’ rights for libraries and education to mark the occasion of World Book...
EIFL-IP global conference takes place in Istanbul 26-28 March 2009 18 Mar 2009
EIFL-IP returns to Istanbul in March for the second global conference for EIFL-IP coordinators This year the focus is on participation and knowledge-sharing with built-in Q&A time, Regional Roundtable Discussion Groups and EIFL-IP’s first...
Copyright Watch: an online resource 6 Mar 2009
Copyright Watch: an online resource Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are pleased to be the founding partners for "Copyright Watch: an online resource", a collaborative effort to build a central...
WIPO library study now available in French and Spanish 18 Dec 2008
The WIPO Study on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives prepared by Professor Kenneth Crews, Columbia University, USA is available in French and Spanish. Étude sur les limitations et exceptions au droit d’auteur en faveur...
EIFL response to European Commission Green Paper Copyright in the Knowledge Economy 17 Dec 2008
The EIFL response to the European Commission Green Paper "Copyright in the Knowledge Economy" is available online. eIFL made general remarks, including how the EU copyright acquis impacts on eIFL members worldwide, and responded to specific...
EIFL welcomes Study on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives 30 Oct 2008
Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) welcomes the publication of a new study on copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives. The study was commissioned by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and prepared by...
First announcement: eIFL-IP conference 2009 22 Oct 2008
The 2009 global eIFL-IP conference will take place in Istanbul on 26-28 March 2009. This is the second global conference and an opportunity for eIFL copyright librarians to share knowledge and experience and to learn about latest developments in...