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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.

"Lobbying for Libraries"

News 2009


EBLIDA Response to the European Commission’s consultation "Content Online"

23 December 2009
Libraries exist for the public good and are scrupulous about adhering to the law. It is important for us that the law should be fair to non-commercial individuals and entities, and that it should be manageable. The exceptions to copyright are particularly important to us. Orphan works represent a resource which many libraries own and could exploit digitally for the public good if the law is changed. Read more >

EBLIDA submission to the European Commission Consultation: “Europeana: next steps”

23 November 2009
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EBLIDA statement on Orphan Works presented at the EC hearing

04 November 2009
Verbal statement at the European Commission Public Hearing on Orphan Works, 26th October, 2009, Brussels. Panel 1: Orphan Works – challenges and opportunities Read more >

EBLIDA position statement for the European Commission’s Google Book US Settlement Agreement information hearing, Brussels, 7th September 2009

07 September 2009
The Google Book Search programme has the potential to provide public access to a digital library of millions of books. It will, fully developed, be an unprecedented source for the advancement of learning and human development. Read more >

EBLIDA verbal intervention at the European Commission’s Google Book US Settlement Agreement information hearing

07 September 2009
The Google Book Search programme has the potential to provide public access to a digital library of millions of books. It will, fully developed, be an unprecedented source for the advancement of learning and human development. Google and representatives of rights owners and publishers have come to an agreement on how to settle the copyright and other legal issues in relation to the Book Search Project and EBLIDA hopes that this will be the beginning of a fruitful cooperation between them. Read more >