Copyright Reform Position Paper signed by European Library and Cultural Heritage Institutions

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 16:45

Public Libraries 2020 has been collaborating closely with other European library and cultural heritage organisations on copyright issues that affect our institutions.  In anticipation of the Commission's upcoming proposals on reforming the current copyright framework (expected in autumn 2016), we are pleased to share our Position Paper.

Signed by Public Libraries 2020, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions), EBLIDA (European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations), LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) and Europeana, this position paper sets out recommendations for copyright reform on behalf of the library and cultural heritage community.

These recommendations aim to update and strengthen justified exceptions and limitations to copyright in this modern digital age, and propose measures to prevent further fragmentation of the single market caused by contract terms and Technological Protection Measures overriding legislative provisions for exceptions and limitations.

Over the coming months we will continue our efforts to secure a more modern copyright framework adapted to today's digital, cross-border environment. 

Take a look at the Position Paper here.