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Statements to WIPO SCCR on how information is denied when copyright exceptions stop at the border

16 December 2016

 

Evidence and examples from the international library and archive community on why we need an international treaty for cross-border access to knowledge, compiled by EIFL

 

"The internet is global - but copyright exceptions stop at the border. Why we need an international treaty for cross-border access to knowledge" is a booklet of statements made by the international library and archive community at sessions of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) in April 2014, June 2014 and May 2016.

The fifteen statements present extensive evidence from around the world of information denied when copyright exceptions stop at the border, or when licensing fails. The statements were made in support of an international treaty at WIPO – the main body that sets international copyright law – to solve real practical problems that libraries and archives face in providing information services to people across borders.

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The statements are from:

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA),
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP),
EIFL,
European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA),
German Library Association (DBV),
International Council on Archives (ICA),
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA),
Karisma Foundation,
LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries),
Scottish Council on Archives (SCA),
Society of American Archivists (SAA).

Statements to WIPO SCCR - logos of institutions

 

Source: EIF

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