"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.
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...
September-October 2012 newsletter is online
12 Sep 2012
Our 2012 September-October newsletter issue is online, with the latest news on EIFL and partner country activities, including a spotlight on the three consortia celebrating 10 years anniversary in 2012.
“Copyright for Librarians” in print
6 Sep 2012
A new print version of “Copyright for Librarians”, the open curriculum developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society will shortly be available. Entitled “Copyright for Librarians. The essential handbook”, the online...
EIFL-IP librarian upskills over the summer
29 Aug 2012
In July 2012, Barbara Szczepańska, EIFL-IP coordinator from Poland benefited from attendance at a summer course on international copyright law at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam.
This year the annual course...
Spotlight on the GA 2012
1 Aug 2012
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The General Assembly (GA) is the major knowledge-sharing event of the year for EIFL. Coordinators from EIFL partner countries and invited guests meet to discuss EIFL activities and strategies, and to...
New workplan for libraries and archives at WIPO
30 Jul 2012
The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/24) met in Geneva for 10 days, ending in the early hours of 26th July 2012 after tough negotiations on the meeting conclusions. The meeting had three agenda items - the protection of...
Users’ rights good for local content: EIFL statement at WIPO
25 Jul 2012
The last two mornings of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/24) considered the issue of libraries and archives. The African Group submitted new proposals on Cluster 3 legal deposit, Cluster 7 retracted and withdrawn...
EIFL Director receives Hakob Meghapart Jubilee Medal
24 Jul 2012
EIFL Director Rima Kupryte has been awarded the 'Hakob Meghapart' Jubilee Medal for her personal and EIFL’s overall contribution to development of the Armenian library system.
The award was presented by the Director of the National Library of...
EIFL supports a treaty for reading disabled persons
20 Jul 2012
The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/24) is discussing an international instrument for blind and visually impaired people at its 24th session. Issues under negotiation include the definition of "authorized entity" and "...