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Policy Incoherence for Stagnation: How Richer Countries’ Position at WIPO Contradicts their Commitments to the Rest of the World

A lot of money gets spent on aid annually – $132 billion alone from members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee. This includes not only simple financial support, but also large amounts of expertise and technical assistance, in order to… Continue reading

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Competition and Creativity: A Draft Good Practice Checklist for Collecting Society Governance

A strong sign of a flourishing creative society is when there are lots of active authors, artists, musicians, performers and others. New ideas and expressions appear, giving people an ever-greater range of works that can inform and inspire them. Howeve… Continue reading

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Opening up collections in Libraries supports creativity

More and more libraries are working to open data from heritage collections. Many institutions (the Library Brasiliana Guita e Jose Mindlin in Brazil, the Auckland Libraries – Heritage Images in Australia or the Library Centrală Universitară “Lucian Bla… Continue reading

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In the Public Interest? Promoting the Public Domain

1 January was Public Domain Day. Around the world, advocates for access to culture celebrated the possibility to share books and other materials more broadly, and to make creative new uses of them. Libraries were well represented. For our institutions,… Continue reading

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Key Anniversaries in 2020

Welcome to 2020! It’s a year of some significant anniversaries – for the world as a whole, and for the library field in particular. These are not just an opportunity to celebrate important moments and achievements of the past, but are often an occasion… Continue reading

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Costs Cost: Key Considerations when Making Choices about Remuneration for Uses of Copyrighted Works

Modern creative industries have, to a large extent, built themselves on the basis of copyright. Their business models depend on having – or acquiring – rights to sell or use content, which they can then sell in exchange for remuneration. These rights a… Continue reading

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What’s Not Preserved is Lost: Why We Should Care about Article 6 of the Copyright Directive

Today, the chapter of the new Communia guide to the Copyright Directive focusing on preservation is launched. We’re happy to have led in preparing this, working with our partners at Communia. Preservation may not have seemed like the biggest issu… Continue reading

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7 out of 10: the ARIPO Model Copyright Law

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) has released its model copyright law. ARIPO it aims to support the work of intellectual property (IP) teams across Africa, through both country-specific capacity building, and regional-lev… Continue reading

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The Wrong Target: Resistance to Exceptions to Copyright for Libraries and a Sustainable Book Chain

Copyright reforms introducing or updating exceptions and limitations to copyright can easily become a lightning rod. Recent examples have regularly seen apocalyptic claims about the collapse of the book chain – understood as all those involved in writi… Continue reading

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Access as the Goal: Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day

For all the focus in much of IFLA’s work on the importance of agreeing and implementing the Marrakesh Treaty, we should not forget the end goal of this effort – ensuring the accessibility of books, websites, and other materials for people with disabili… Continue reading

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