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.
EBLIDA Newsletter April 201812 April 2018: For European library professionals! The April 2018 Newsletter has been published. It features news and updates from Brussels, Europe, EBLIDA ... and more. Read more >
Open letter calls on EC for better rules on text and data mining10 April 2018: For future-proof rules on Text and Data Mining (TDM) EBLIDA has signed the open letter sent to the European Commission on behalf of 23 organisations. Read more >
The European Parliament must improve the TDM exception26 March 2018: Open letter to JURI Committee - 28 organisations asking to improve the TDM exception in the copyright reform. Read more >
Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation13 March 2018: Final report of the EU Commission high-level group of experts ("the HLEG") created to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and disinformation spread online now available. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter March 201808 March 2018: News about EBLIDA-NAPLE 2018 Keynote Speaker: Prof. Chris Welch, Library Ranking Europe, Copyright Reform, EU Public Consultation on Fake News and Copyright Round Table in Sofia and more. Read more >