EIFL Releases Booklet on Cross-Border Access to Knowledge (Statements by 15 Library and Archive Organizations)
EIFL has compiled a booklet of statements made by librarians and archivists representing thousands of institutions at sessions of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR).
Titled ‘The internet is global – but copyright exceptions stop at the border. Why we need an international treaty for cross-border access to knowledge’, the booklet includes statements by library and archive organizations made at WIPO SCCR sessions in April 2014, June 2014 and May 2016. WIPO is the main body that sets international copyright law.
The fifteen statements present extensive evidence from around the world of information denied when copyright exceptions stop at the border, or when licensing fails. The statements were made in support of an international treaty at WIPO – the main body that sets international copyright law – to solve real practical problems that libraries and archives face in providing information services to people across borders.
The statements are from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), EIFL, the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), the German Library Association (DBV), the International Council on Archives (ICA), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Karisma Foundation, LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries), the Scottish Council on Archives (SCA), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA).
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.