After five years, it was time to update the 2009 EIFL Draft Law on Copyright in the light of legislative developments, current thinking on copyright policy, and library services enabled by new technologies. As a result, we have amended some of the exceptions and limitations while introducing some new provisions. We have also refreshed the layout and design of the document.
What will the webinar cover?
This free webinar provides an introduction to the EIFL draft law on copyright including Model Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and their Users (2014), as well as its background and context. During the one hour session, we will explain some key provisions, such as digital preservation, inter-library document supply, and text and data mining, and why they are important for libraries. We will also discuss the benefits of a flexible exception that can 'future-proof' the law for technologial advances and new activities that cannot be foreseen even five years from now.
The guest speaker is Mr. Jonathan Band J.D,
Recommended reading: EIFL Draft Law on Copyright (2014)
Date: Thursday, 4th December 2014.
Time: 2pm UTC (9am Washington DC/2pm Ireland/UK). Check the time in your country by going here and comparing UTC or Washington or Ireland time with your city/country time. The session will last for approximately one hour, including time for questions.
Who may participate: All are welcome, but priority will be given to librarians from EIFL-partner countries if the event is over-subscribed.
How to register: Please email teresa.hackett [at] eifl.net with the following details:
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