[Oa-italia] Fwd: [IFLA-L] IFLA welcomes European Commission's Decision to review the EU rules on copyright

Mauro Guerrini mauro.guerrini a unifi.it
Lun 10 Dic 2012 18:09:45 CET

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Dear all,

EU commissioners met in Brussels on December 5th to discuss possible 
changes to EU copyright law. IFLA is pleased to note that they agreed to 
revisit the existing European Union copyright rules and that 
Commissioners Barnier, Kroes and Vassiliou will now undertake a 
comprehensive period of stakeholder dialogue during 2013 in order to 
make a final assessment of any changes needed to European legislation in 
2014. IFLA looks forward to engaging in the process.

Prior to the Commissioners' meeting TheCopyright for Creativity 
<http://www.copyright4creativity.eu/Public/WebHome>(C4C) group issued a 
<http://www.copyright4creativity.eu/Public/C4C_Send_Letter_to_European_Commissioners_Ahead_of_Copyright_Discussion> to 
all EU Commissioners which stressed the importance of flexible copyright 
and urged the European Union to refrain from  overly restrictive 
copyright licensing policies. IFLA is a member of C4C, which consists of 
more than twenty organisations representing libraries, digital civil 
liberties, free software, and an open, user-friendly internet.  Along 
with the other C4C members, IFLA believes that licensing has an 
important role to play in providing access to information, but a 
fact-based assessment of alternatives to licensing, particularly 
exceptions and limitations, is also required to establish appropriate 

You can also view the webversion. 

Julia Brungs

Policy and Projects Officer

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague

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