What is the goal of the campaign?
We have two main goals with this campaign:
1. Provide information and raise awareness
- Inform the public, policy makers and politicians about what is happening in today’s libraries;
- Raise awareness about obstacles faced by libraries;
- Engage librarians, politicians and the general public into the campaign.
2. Provoke changes and ensure legal certainty for libraries
a.) We want:
- Libraries to provide library users with the latest e-books as they do printed book!
- Libraries to buy e-books at fair prices and on reasonable terms!
- Authors to receive fair payment for the lending of e-books as they do for printed books by extending Public Lending Right to include the loan of e-books by public libraries!
- All citizens – not just those who can afford it – to benefit from free access to e-books in public libraries!
b.) Find short term solutions in drafting Fair licensing models and engage with publishers;
c.) Define a middle long-term copyright reform defining a clear copyright law that enables the provision of e-books by libraries all over Europe. of the International WIPO Copyright Treaty.
d.) We want to stimulate and accelerate the process of creating clear copyright law that enables the provision of e-books by libraries all over Europe.
European Parliament Hearing:22 March 2023: The future of the European book sector Read more >
Press Release: Handbook on comparative e-lending policies in Europe16 March 2023: Published now by the EBLIDA EGIL Group of Experts. (Expert Group on Information Law). Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter March 202309 March 2023: Read about Library Legislation and E-Lending Policy in Europe, E-Relevance, RL:EU, A new tool for Partnership Matching for EU-funded Projects, Sustainable Development and Libraries and more... Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter February 202315 February 2023: Are you willing to help us, so we can support you best? And information on EBLIDA Conference. Read more >
EBLIDA sends condolences to Türkiye and Syria10 February 2023: Our hearts and minds are with those affected. Read more >