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IFLA Submits Views on Digital Services Act

The European Commission has launched its long-awaited consultation on the Digital Services Act (DSA) which will develop new rules for internet platforms. These rules will potentially set new standards for government regulation online and, therefore, have a global impact on all digital stakeholders, including the library field.

8 Septiembre 2020 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Europe

Still Time to Act: IFLA Calls for Rapid Finalisation of Copyright Reforms in South Africa

IFLA has called for South Africa’s Parliament to return the country’s Copyright Amendment Bill to the President for signature, and to reject the questionable allegations of unconstitutionality made against it.

18 Agosto 2020 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, South Africa

Consultation on Marrakesh Treaty in Brazil Closing Shortly

A crucial moment in the implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty in Brazil is approaching, with a consultation on implementing regulations closing tomorrow. Libraries are active in calling for this to respect international best practice and respect the spirit of the Treaty.

23 Julio 2020 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright exceptions and limitations, eBooks, Freedom to read, Brazil, Marrakesh Treaty

IFLA Takes Part in 2nd WIPO Conversation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence

IFLA took part in the second session of the conversation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence organised by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on 7-9 July 2020.

21 Julio 2020 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Intellectual property, Text mining, Artificial intelligence

Restore Balance, Protect Freedoms: Copyright Reforms in Mexico Need Rethinking

There has been disappointing news from Mexico, where recent copyright legislation risks making access to information significantly harder, while also undermining the role of the judiciary and lawmakers. Local libraries and other actors are calling for a constitutional review.

20 Julio 2020 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Mexico

IFLA receives a Wikimedia Foundation's grant

IFLA is pleased to announce that it is receiving a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation as part of the WikiCite project.

2 Julio 2020

IFLA submits comments on EU Digital Services Act roadmaps

IFLA has responded to two draft roadmaps published by the European Commission as part of its Digital Service Act consultations.

1 Julio 2020 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Europe, Digital Service Act, DSA, DSM, EU-DSM; European Copyright Directive

A Damaging Delay: Libraries and Users in South Africa Forced to Wait Longer for Overdue Reforms

Following years of advocacy in favour of long-overdue copyright reforms, libraries in South Africa will need to wait a while longer for change. Following pressure from foreign governments, the Parliament will now have to reconsider the Copyright Amendment Bill.

29 Junio 2020 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, South Africa

Anniversary of the EU-DSM directive!

The European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market entered into force on 7 June 2019, with Member States having two years to transpose it (i.e. to implement it into national law). This directive aims to ensure better functioning of copyright rules across borders, allowing for a more integrated single market due to greater legal homogeneity across the bloc. Now, in June 2020, we are therefore at the mid-point of the implementation process. Countries still have one year to meet their commitments.

8 Junio 2020 | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Europe, EU-DSM; European Copyright Directive, Digital Single Market Directive

IFLA Signs on to ICOLC Statement on Resource Access during COVID-19, Shares Principles for Associations in Negotiations

IFLA has signed onto the Statement by the International Coalition of Library Consortia on the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on library services and resources. To further support members, IFLA's Advisory Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters has produced principles for use in negotiation with rightholders.

27 Mayo 2020

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