Over the years, we have formed relationships with a wide range of organizations to increase access to knowledge in developing and transition countries.
Abdus Salam Internatational Center for Theoretical Physics
Access to Knowledge coalition...
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Access to knowledge is fundamental to education and research, the improvement of lives, and the creation of human capital upon which the development of societies depends. Yet many people around the world are at risk of being...
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(Chair) Hans Jansen, Royal Library, The Netherlands
Arnold Hirshon, Case Western Reserve University, USA
EIFL Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues
The EIFL Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues for Libraries is a practical guide to topical legal questions affecting the information work of libraries in the fast moving digital environment. Each topic is described briefly, the main policy...
EIFL Handbook on Copyright - Russian
Справочник для библиотек по авторскому праву и смежным вопросам (Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues for Libraries)
Translation coordinated by Yakov Shrayberg, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology
EIFL Handbook on Copyright - Arabic
Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues in Arabic
Complete text with cover (PDF version)
Translation by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina A2K Project, plus adaptation to Egyptian law.
Preface (PDF version)
Content of Handbook (PDF version)Foreword...
OLD VERSION EIFL Handbook on Copyright - Armenian
Ձեռնարկ գրադարաններում հեղինակային իրավունքի և նրա հետ առնչվող խնդիրների վերաբերյալ
Translation by Hasmik Galstyan, eIFL-IP coordinator Armenia
Էլեկտրոնային տեղեկատվություն գրադարանների համար-Մտավոր սեփականություն
EIFL Handbook on Copyright - English
EIFL Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues for Libraries
Forward PDF versionThe Relationship between Copyright and Contract Law: Electronic Resources and Library Consortia PDF versionTechnological Protection Measures - the "...
EIFL Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues - French
EIFL Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues in French
Translation by Professor Joseph Fometeu, Faculté des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques de l'Université de Ngaoundéré, Cameroun.
EIFL-IP Manuel de droit d’auteur et de droits voisins à l’usage...
EIFL Handbook on Copyright - Polish
Podręcznik prawa autorskiego dla bibliotekarzy
Translation by Barbara Szczepanska, plus adaptation to Polish law.
EIFL-IP Rzecznictwo w sprawie dostepu do wiedzy: prawo autorskie abiblioteki, Wielkopolska Biblioteka Cyfrown
Blind and visually impaired people and copyright
Blind, partially sighted and other print disabled people experience widespread social exclusion. This is due to a combination of economic, technological and legal barriers. One cause is the acute shortage of books and other published material in...
Access to Knowledge (A2K)
Reading and documents
Consumers International (CI)
Copyright and Access to Knowledge: report by Consumers International, 2006 [PDF]
Asia Pacific Consumer Vol. 43 & 44 No. 1 & 2 / 2006 Full colour 60 page magazine featuring key...
European Commission initiatives
Green Paper on Copyright in the Knowledge Economy | i2010 Digital Libraries
EIFL response to the Green Paper on Copyright in the Knowledge Economy
In July 2008, the European Commission issued a Green Paper...
Creative Commons licences
Creative Commons: an "open content" licence -- EIFL Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues for Libaries
Creative Commons FAQs
What is Creative Commons?What sort of stuff does it cover?How does it work?CC...
Copyright exceptions and limitations
WIPO working document on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives (SCCR/23/8)
Treaty proposal on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives by EIFL, IFLA, ICA and Innovarte [PDF]
EIFL-IP Draft Law on Copyright Including Model...
Education, libraries and copyright
Information Meeting on Educational Content and Copyright in the Digital Age World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, 21 November 2005
Copyright law is increasingly acting as a barrier to libraries and education. At the World Library...