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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NEWS

EIFL is participating in negotiations at the Standing Committee on Copyright and (...)
Imagine a world where every book on every shelf in every library across the world (...)
As Myanmar emerges from five decades of economic and political isolation, the (...)

BLOG

Document delivery is a vital service in meeting the particular information needs of (...)
Local users and global resources Digital technologies have changed libraries, access (...)
On 11 March 2015, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural (...)

EVENTS

In June 2013, member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (...)
EIFL-IP IN ACTION
Librarians in Mongolia advocate to ensure that the (...)
EIFL is working towards an international copyright (...)
To fulfill the promise of the right to read for bl (...)