ABOUT THE RESOURCE
The EIFL Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues for Libraries aims to be a practical guide to topical legal questions affecting the information work of libraries in the fast moving digital environment. Each topic is described briefly, the main policy aspects for libraries are outlined, and there are links to library policy statements for further reading.
The topics include the relationship between copyright and contract law: technological protection measures, copyright exceptions and limitations, legal deposit, orphan works, collective rights management, public lending right, the database right, Creative Commons licences, open access, copyright and trade agreements, international and national policy making.
Thanks to Mariana Harjevschi who organized the translation as part of project “Advocacy for Fair Copyright Laws: the Role of Libraries”, supported by the Soros Foundation-Moldova.