Copyright in Armenia - will library expectations be met?

In a short space of time, the library community in Armenia took charge of its position during a major review of the copyright law, emerging as a strong force with a new standing as a credible stakeholder with policy makers and other players. The results of a project supported by EIFL-IP on organizing a campaign to review the copyright law, led by the Electronic Library Consortium of Armenia (ELCA), are described in a case study and illustrated in a project poster.

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Case Study
DATE:
March 2013
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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For more information, please contact the Project Manager, Hasmik Galstyan

The seven month project on organizing a campaign to review the copyright law led by the Electronic Library Consortium of Armenia (ELCA) involved the formation of a library copyright committee, consultations with librarians in the regions, publication of the first resource on copyright adapted for local law, recommendations for library-friendly amendments, and the fostering of a professional relationship with the copyright office. Will the new law live up to library expectations? Time will tell when the Draft Law is published (expected sometime after April 2013), followed by public hearings for stakeholders.

The project results are described in a case study and illustrated in a project poster, one of eight EIFL-IP funded projects in 2013 for advocacy campaigns in support of copyright law reform in Africa, Asia, and Europe

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Launch of the Handbook in Armenia, October 2012.