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BLOG POST: A better copyright exception for Education to support Libraries’ role in Education for all

16 January 2018

 

Since the European Commission published the Copyright in the DSM Directive proposal, library representatives have constantly claimed for an education exception that:

  • Covers both digital and non-digital uses in order to maximise ease of use for educators;
  • Ensures that libraries and cultural heritage institutions, as entities providing informal and non-formal education to 24 million European citizens a year, are also covered by the exception;
  • Ensures that where compensation is offered to right holders, it is only where this causes unjustifiable prejudice to right holders’ legitimate interests;
  • Includes scientific research under the exception, given that this too is a public interest activity.....>>>> READ MORE

 

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