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Volcanic ash crisis - European Commission's page of FAQs

21 April 2010
The development of new technologies underpinning the knowledge economy calls for a review of the copyright aquis. Together, we need to create greater incentives to maximise creativity, innovation, education and access to culture, and secure Europe’s competitiveness. Read more >

Volcanic Ash Crisis: Frequently Asked Questions

20 April 2010
The purpose of this memo is to respond to the most frequently asked questions concerning the current volcanic ash crisis, notably in relation to the Commission's role in opening up Europe's airspace, while fully respecting safety requirements, to passenger rights and to the economic response for sectors hit by the crisis. Read more >

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 >