ABOUT THE RESOURCE
EIFL has reviewed Malawi’s Copyright Act (2016) from the library point of view. The review comprises of three documents:
- ‘What can libraries in Malawi do under the Copyright Act (2016)? Commentary and Factual Guide’. This document has two parts: Part 1 is a brief commentary on the Copyright Act and its key provisions for libraries; Part 2 is a factual guide that unpacks the sections relating to libraries and their services.
- ‘Libraries in Malawi and the Copyright Act (2016). Checklist for permitted activities and services’ uses EIFL's Core Exceptions Checklist to compare standard library activities with provisions in the Malawi law.
- ‘Rate my copyright law’ scores the law to see how it performs for libraries and their users, using EIFL's comparision tool.
Note: any secondary legislation implementing certain provisions in the copyright law may alter the analysis. Comments and corrections gratefully received!