Joint IFLA CLM & EBLIDA Satellite Meeting, 13–14 August 2014, Strasbourg

Copyright and beyond: Libraries in the public sphere

Programme and presentations (archived)

Programme Brochure in English and French

Libraries are engaged with copyright laws and policies and are grappling with the move from public law to the private law of contract and the consequences of trade agreements.

The satellite meeting will focus on better understanding the effect of changes in the copyright environment on society and access to knowledge.

Speakers will address the public sphere and how it is defended in public policy formulation, in the courts, and in international advocacy efforts. There will be reports on IFLA's work at WIPO on the Treaty on Exceptions and Limitations for libraries and archives and the outcomes of the European Copyright review with reports on EBLIDA's work.

Mixture of seminar style presentations and workshop discussions throughout the two days.

Simultaneous interpretation from English to French will be available with the support of BRM mobilier".

Download the Programme Brochure in English & French [PDF]


Programme: 13 August

8.00   Registration

9.00   Welcome:
Albert Poirot (Director, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg),
Victoria Owen (Chair, IFLA – CLM), Ulrika Domelloff-Mattsson (Chair, EBLIDA-EGIL)


9.15   Keynote Address:
Creating a global public sphere - full presentation
Heather Morrison
(University of OttawaAssistant Professor, School of Information Studies)


9.45   The shift from analogue to digital: trends in information policy, the role libraries will play in the future - presentation part 1 & presentation part 2
Ingrid Parent
(University of British Columbia, University Librarian)


10.15: Product presentation (sponsored): BRM


10.30    Break


Campaigning for copyright reform: How  to improve access to digital works: Presentations and discussion

10. 45   Copyright and access to creative works - full presentation
Oleksandr Bulayenko (CEIPI, researcher)


11.15   Campaigning for copyright reform in the EU: from formal response to EU Public Consultation to the Right to e-read Campaign - full presentation
Vincent Bonnet (Director, EBLIDA)


11.45   EU Copyright Consultation: What libraries and their patrons need - full presentation
Uldis Zarins (Head of strategic development at National Library of Latvia)


12.15   Contracts and copyright: A focus on exceptions and extended collective licensing - full presentation
Lucie Guibault
(Associate professor at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam) 


13.00    Lunch


Digitizing the 20th century: Library exceptions and out-of-print works: Presentations and discussion

14.00   Orphan works developments compared internationally - full presentation
Armin Talke
(Berlin State Library, Academic Services and Copyright Advisor) 


14.30   The ReLIRE Project – Making available out-of-commerce books published in France before 2001 - full presentation
Juliette Dutour (Bibliothèque nationale de France)


14.50   Digitizing out of commerce and orphan works – a (critical) French perspective - full presentation
Lionel Maurel (La Quadrature du Net; librarian, blogger and internet freedom activist)  


15.10    Panel discussion:
Lucie Guibault, Lionel Maurel, Juliette Dutour
and Armin Talke


15.45    Break


Licensing in a globalized information environment: Presentations and discussion

16.00   Licensing in a Globalized Information Environment: Pitfalls in Licensing Terms and Conditions - full presentation
Tom Lipinksi (Director, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University)


16.30   The national scale: Coordination, negotiation and administration of national licences with international publishers (case study from Germany) - full presentation
Markus Brammer (General Counsel, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) and University Library Hannover)


17.00   Alsatian traditional products tasting (National and University Library Strasbourg, BNU - renovated building)


 17.20   Visit of the BNU (optional)


 20.30   Gala Dinner at the Maison Kammerzell - 16 place de la Cathédrale - Strasbourg - +33 3 88 32 42 14.


Programme: 14 August

International copyright treaties and trade agreements: their impacts on libraries

9.00   What is the Trans Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) and why it could it affect the information sphere - full presentation
Ellen Broad (Manager, Digital Projects & Policy, IFLA)


9.30   The Trans-Pacific Partnership - what does free trade mean have to do with library services?full presentation
Trish Hepworth
(Executive Officer at Australian Digital Alliance, Copyright advisor for the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee)


10.00    Library and Archive Associations advocating at the World Intellectual Property Organisation: Input and Outcomes - full presentation
Victoria Owen
(Chair, CLM; Head Librarian at the University of Toronto Scarborough),


             Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives: U.S. Engagement at WIPO - full presentation
Nancy Weiss (General Counsel of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS))          

10.30   Break


10.45   Workshop – building copyright advocacy tools
Round table discussions between conference participants on strengthening communications and advocacy on copyright reform within their countries

 Copyright advocacy workshop: Sharing our copyright advocacy experiences, Ellen Broad

 National copyright advocacy - Australia, Trish Hepworth  

 Regional copyright advocacy – ACTA, and after? Lionel Maurel

 12.30   Lunch


National / regional copyright laws and e-books: Presentations and discussion

14.00   Why people disregard copyright - full presentation
Margaret Law (Director, library of the University of Alberta)


14.30   Digital Books in Russian Libraries in Transient Legislative Environment - full presentation
Yakov Shrayberg (Director General, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology)


15.00   Sales law for e-books?  After the CJEU’s leading case UsedSoft
Thomas Hartmann (Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)


15.30   eBook Uncertainties: The (Slowly) Changing Library Landscapefull presentation
 Paul Whitney (Head of e-lending working group, IFLA)


16.00   Closing remarks:
Victoria Owen
(CLM Chair)


16.15   Close



If you have questions on the program, please contact:
Armin Talke, Member of IFLA CLM and satellite coordinator