Restrictive copyright laws create legal barriers to using resources for education, research and socio-economic development. This can have significant consequences for people who use libraries in developing and transition economy countries, where the ability to produce and use knowledge is a major factor in development.

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EIFL is lending its support to the first national essay competition in Nepal on IP ( (...)
To mark UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day that takes place on 23 April, and WIPO (...)
EIFL has co-signed a letter in response to comments made by Hachette Livre CEO, M. (...)

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Tomorrow’s world: a guessing game ‘Tomorrow’s World’, BBC television’s flagship (...)
Three days, four tracks, 75 sessions On 12th December 2015, I headed off to the (...)
For more information on fair use and the different legal systems, see Prof Brandon (...)

EVENTS

The 32nd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights ( (...)
The Lithuanian Library for the Blind, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and to (...)
EIFL-IP IN ACTION
Library services in Poland enter the twenty-first (...)
EIFL is working towards an international copyright (...)
To fulfill the promise of the right to read for bl (...)