ABOUT THE RESOURCE
Senegal adopted its current copyright law in 2008. The Act contains only a limited set of exceptions and there are no specific exceptions for libraries. As a result, it scores a low 11 points (out of a possible 36) in EIFL’s scorecard, ‘Rate my copyright law’ (included in the review).
This guide explains the library activities permitted under the 2008 Act, and makes suggestions for how the law might be amended to accommodate library activities in the digital environment in support of education, research and innovation.
- Part 1 is a brief summary of the key provisions for libraries in the Copyright Act, 2008.
- Part 2 evaluates the Copyright Act, 2008 against the EIFL Core Library Exceptions Checklist.
- Part 3 is a legal analysis of the provisions related to libraries and library activities.
- Part 4 is the text of library-related provisions in the Nigeria Copyright Act, 2022 that Senegal might consider adopting.
The review is published in collaboration with Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal (COBESS), as part of the project ‘Contributing to Public Interest Copyright Policy in Senegal and at WIPO: Promoting Access to Knowledge and the Right to Research’.