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12 Jul 2017
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
On 9 May 2017, a five year court battle between publishers and universities finally came to an end when the Supreme Court of India dismissed an appeal by the Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO) challenging an earlier judgment of Delhi High Court that ruled course packs in India legal for (...)
22 May 2017
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
EIFL had two experienced representatives at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/34) which met in Geneva from 1-5 May 2017. Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager and Awa Cissé, EIFL’s Copyright Coordinator (...)
22 Feb 2017
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
EIFL is participating in Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual celebration designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate success stories, and explain these doctrines. Over 40 countries around the world have fair use or fair dealing in their (...)
05 Dec 2016
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
EIFL joined a 13-strong team representing the world’s libraries, archives and museums advocating for an international treaty for fair access to knowledge at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/33), which met in Geneva from 14- (...)
30 Sep 2016
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
EIFL joins the World Blind Union and our global partners in celebrating the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities. In this blog, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager Teresa Hackett discusses what the ‘miracle of Marrakesh’ means for print disabled (...)
19 Sep 2016
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
This blog, by EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager Teresa Hackett, was originally published on 5 September 2016 by CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in the United Kingdom). Every April, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) issues the " (...)
World map with arrows showing which countries use international document supply service.
01 Jul 2016
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
In this blog, Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, reveals the data behind the demise of the British Library’s international non-commercial document supply service, reinforcing the argument that such services should be regulated by copyright law, not by licence. Document (...)