Members actions - Copyright Reform
We still have a chance to let Parliamentarians and representatives of the Council of the European Union know about the copyright reform that will better serve European libraries and their 100M+ users, and our member act!
last update 27 October 2017
23 October 2017 - Discussion between MEP Viviane Reding and EBLIDA EC member Jean-Marie Reding (in Luxembourgish)
12 October 2017 - Video interview of MEP Heidi Hautala on DSM Directive (in Finnish with English subtitle)
27 January 2017 - AIB statement on the 2016 Copyright Reform Proposals of the EU Commission (in Italian)
27 January 2017 - AIB analysis of EU Commission Directive on DMS (in Italian)
17 September 2017 - AIB signed the Open Letter EU copyright reform threatens Open Access and Open Science
13 october 2017 - Debate on Copyright Reform, session of writing postcards to MEPs (in Romanian)
6 october 2017 - Public debate on article 13 from Copyright Reform - Upload Filter (in Romanian)
6 september 2017 - Copyright reform campaign of ANBPR & ApTI (10 videos of people with different backgrounds, talking about how the copyright reform is affecting them, in Romanian with English subtitles)
26 October 2017 - European Library Coalition Position translated into Romanian
21 October 2016 - Svensk Biblioteksförening views on DSM Directive (in Swedish)
27 September 2017 - Patrick Krassén (Confederation of Swedish Enterprise), and Karin Linder (Swedish Library Association) wrote an opinion piece Ny upphovsrätt hejdar framtida digitala tjänster (New Copyright proposal reduces future digital services) for the magasine Ny Teknik.
Summary: Digital transformation is halted by the EU Commission's proposed copyright directive, according to Patrick Krassén, The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, and Karin Linder, Swedish Library Association.
The draft directive limits the possibility of using text and data mining to research organisations and that it may only be done for research purposes. Journalists, independent researchers, cultural heritage institutions, individuals and companies would all benefit from the possibility of using TDM in materials that they have legal access to.
The Commission proposes exceptions to extend the scope for using copyrighted materials in education. Educators outside of the regular education system, such as libraries and cultural heritage institutions, would however not benefit from this exception which is very unfortunate.
Read the full article (in Swedish): Ny upphovsrätt hejdar framtida digitala tjänster (New Copyright proposal reduces future digital services).
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