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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New translations in French and Russian of 'The Marrakesh Treaty: an EIFL Guide for (...)
In December 2014, 20 participants from 11 countries (Belgium, Lithuania, Ghana, (...)
In June 2013, member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (...)

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On 11 March 2015, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural (...)
“Copyright divide in numbers”, the graph on the first page of the newly launched ‘ (...)
We really didn’t know what to expect from the last WIPO meeting of 2014. Two (...)
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 (...)