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The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations is an independent umbrella association of library, information, documentation and archive associations and institutions in Europe.

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Information Law

Copyright and Intellectual Property rights are at the core of the European Union where the Commission and the DG Markt in particular plays an important role: more information

As stated on the EU Commission website:

“Copyright and related rights provide an incentive for the creation of and investment in new works and other protected matter (music, films, print media, software, performances, broadcasts, etc.) and their exploitation, thereby contributing to improved competitiveness, employment and innovation. The field of copyright is associated with important cultural, social and technological aspects, all of which have to be taken into account in formulating policy in this field”. More information.
 
For 20 years now, EBLIDA has developed a broad expertise on copyright and intellectual property issues with regards to libraries. The recent developments and the changes brought by the Internet (among others the question of access to e-content, digitised material and cross-border access) show the necessity to focus on this question.
 
Therefore EBLIDA maintains a good awareness of legal issues that affect the provision and circulation of information, especially where libraries and archives are concerned. EBLIDA will address the European institutions by making suggestions regarding laws, or changes to laws that would improve the legal position of libraries and archives. EBLIDA will cooperate and work with other organisations and institutions for these purposes.
 
EBLIDA is relying on its Expert Group on Information Law that is central to the lobbying activities of the organisation.
 

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