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Top marks for copyright MOOC 8 Sep 2014
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), short courses that are delivered online for free, are said to be taking the academic world by storm. Thousands of courses in many languages are on offer from top universities all over the world. One such...
EIFL supports call to withdraw new STM sample licences 11 Aug 2014
EIFL has joined an open letter from a global coalition of access to research, science and education organizations, libraries, funders and publishers calling on the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers to...
EIFL supports call to Elsevier to withdraw its TDM policy 21 Jul 2014
EIFL joins over 40 groups and individuals in calling on Elsevier to withdraw its current policy on text and data mining (TDM). The letter expresses concern at unnecessary restrictions placed on researchers undertaking text and data...
Breakthrough in UK copyright reform: what it means for libraries - an EIFL webinar 10 Jul 2014
On the 1st June 2014, new amendments to the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 came into force. Described by the UK library community as a breakthrough in copyright law reform, the changes will permit librarians to make certain copies of...
"Why do we keep doing this to ourselves?" Another week of mixed fortunes at WIPO 9 Jul 2014
In a disagreement that split mainly along north-south lines, the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) failed for the second time this year to reach agreement on the conclusions of the session, and also couldn’t agree on the...
EIFL calls for equal treatment for all persons with disabilities 7 Jul 2014
The 28th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) moved on to the agenda item on limitations and exceptions for education and persons with other disabilities, when it had finished discussion on libraries and...