June 19, 2021

Poland: New Copyright Law Heralds New Era for Libraries

From EIFL:

The new Polish Copyright Act [link in Polish] enters into force on 20th November 2015 bringing library services in Poland into the twenty-first century.

Major new provisions enabling digitization for socially beneficial purposes, such as education and preservation of cultural heritage, are the centrepiece for libraries of the new law.

The law also implements two European Directives introducing public lending right in Poland and enabling the use of orphan works (in-copyright works where the copyright holder cannot be identified or found to obtain permission), as well as an EU Memorandum of Understanding on the use of works that are no longer commercially available.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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