EGIL Report 2010-2011<br />Harald von Hielmcrone<br />
Mission<br />To maintain general awareness of legal issues that affect the provision and circulation of information <br />...
Mission cont<br />EGIL’s primary focus is <br />copyright legislation in the European Union <br />data protection<br />oth...
Members<br />Kristine Abelsnes		Norwegian Library Association Norway<br />Núria Altarriba		FesabidSpain<br />Jennefer Asto...
Activities<br />Since the last Council meeting in 2010 EGIL has met three times: <br />May 6 in Helsinki <br />September 1...
Resources<br />2010-2011 has been a difficult year <br />Wilma Mossink has been so kind as to take the Minutes from the me...
Important legal issues<br />Stakeholder dialogue<br />ACTA<br />Term of Protection<br />E-lending<br />
Stakeholder dialogue<br />The clearance of rights in relation to large scale digitisations projects had been focussed on t...
Stakeholder cont<br />Copyright Office of DG Internal Market<br />invited to the Stakeholder Dialogue on Out of Commerce W...
Stakeholder cont<br />The dialogue has centred on three main principles:<br />The definition of Out of Commerce Works<br /...
Stakeholder cont<br />The main idea is to provide a framework for the contracting parties to negotiate an agreement <br />...
Stakeholder cont<br /><ul><li>Near agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding between Rights holders and libraries
The cross border access to digital libraries within the European Union is still unsolved</li></ul>Hope that meeting 14 Jun...
ACTA<br />Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement<br />Initiated by USA EU and Japan<br />Negotiations started in 2008 <br />c...
ACTA cont<br />Draft treaty in 2010 <br />Rumours about draconic measures against copyright infringements <br />EU insiste...
ACTA cont<br />Individual Member States may introduce stronger enforcement measures <br />some have done so<br />Therefore...
Virtual Schengen?<br />Plan to establish a EU-wide system to prevent access to illicit material on the internet.<br />Join...
Virtual Schengen cont.<br />The Presidency of the LEWP presented its intention to propose <br />concrete measures towards ...
Term of protection<br />Proposal for an extension of the term of protection for producers and performing artists of record...
Term of protection cont<br />Blocking minority of Member States against this proposal<br />The blocking minority is crumbl...
Term of protection cont<br />EGIL is against any prolongation of the term of protection <br />Most of the music in questio...
Term of protection cont<br />Libraries in some Member States (e.g. UK) have an issue regarding the preservation of recordi...
Term of protection cont<br />The proposal will increase the workload and costs for libraries in making recorded music avai...
E-lending<br />Electronic lending of books or other types of protected works is a relatively new concept <br />E-lending i...
E-lending cont<br />Author cannot control distribution after sale<br />And no right to do so<br />Lending right  = right t...
E-lending cont<br />For libraries the problems arise when a publisher <br />removes works from the database or <br />refus...
E-lending cont<br />When books are available for sale on the market anybody can buy<br />The publisher cannot exclude libr...
E-lending cont<br />With electronic publishing all this changes <br />In the near future users will have access to streame...
E-lending cont<br />This raises broad political issues about <br />Future publishing <br />The right to access information...
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Egil report 2010 2011

  1. 1. EGIL Report 2010-2011<br />Harald von Hielmcrone<br />
  2. 2. Mission<br />To maintain general awareness of legal issues that affect the provision and circulation of information <br />especially where libraries and archives are concerned <br />To address the European institutions <br />By making proposals regarding laws or changes to laws that would improve the legal position of libraries and archives<br />to cooperate and work with other organisations and institutions for these purposes<br />
  3. 3. Mission cont<br />EGIL’s primary focus is <br />copyright legislation in the European Union <br />data protection<br />other legislation which may have effects on whether and how information may be available<br />
  4. 4. Members<br />Kristine Abelsnes Norwegian Library Association Norway<br />Núria Altarriba FesabidSpain<br />Jennefer Aston Library Association of Ireland Ireland<br />Emilija Banionyte Vilnius Pedagogical University Library Lithuania<br />Michèle Battisti ADBS France<br />Pekka Heikkinen National Library of Finland Finland<br />Harald von Hielmcrone (Chair) State and University Library Denmark<br />Aleksandra Horvat Croatian Library Association<br />Rosa Maiello Associazione Italiana Biblioteche<br />Wilma Mossink StichtingSURF The Netherlands<br />Harald Mueller BID Germany<br />Kjell Nilsson Library Associations of Sweden<br />Christian Recht Austrian Association of Librarians Austria<br />Jorge Resende FundacãoCalousteGulbenkianPortugal<br />Jerker Ryden National Library Sweden<br />Barbara Stratton CILIP United Kingdom<br />Barbara Szczepanska Polish Librarians Association Poland<br />Ben White British Library UK<br />Vincent Bonnet EBLIDA<br />18 members representing 16 European States + the director of EBLIDA <br />
  5. 5. Activities<br />Since the last Council meeting in 2010 EGIL has met three times: <br />May 6 in Helsinki <br />September 1-2 in Copenhagen and <br />April 12 2011 in The Hague<br />2 telephone conferences<br />And intense e-mail correspondence, more than 600 in 2010<br />We have discussed <br />work form<br />resources <br />strategic positions in relation to upcoming issues<br />concrete issues of immediate relevance for lobbying activities<br />
  6. 6. Resources<br />2010-2011 has been a difficult year <br />Wilma Mossink has been so kind as to take the Minutes from the meetings<br />members have been very active in contributing<br />most of the paper work had to be done by the chairman <br />OK for a limited period with special demands <br />
  7. 7. Important legal issues<br />Stakeholder dialogue<br />ACTA<br />Term of Protection<br />E-lending<br />
  8. 8. Stakeholder dialogue<br />The clearance of rights in relation to large scale digitisations projects had been focussed on the Orphan Works Problem<br />This has been a mistake<br />The real issue is how to clear the rights for large numbers of works of a certain category<br />Orphan Works is a residual problem <br />A Directive is expected<br />
  9. 9. Stakeholder cont<br />Copyright Office of DG Internal Market<br />invited to the Stakeholder Dialogue on Out of Commerce Works<br />in order to draw up some main principles which might form the basis for agreements between right holders and libraries<br />EBLIDA, IFLA and LIBER and some National- and University Libraries were invited<br />
  10. 10. Stakeholder cont<br />The dialogue has centred on three main principles:<br />The definition of Out of Commerce Works<br />The extension of the agreement to cover also rights holders who are not members of the Collecting Society<br />The cross border access to digital libraries within the European Union<br />
  11. 11. Stakeholder cont<br />The main idea is to provide a framework for the contracting parties to negotiate an agreement <br />Basic for these agreements are  <br />the possibility for rights holders to opt out if they so wish and <br />that rights holders are entitled to remuneration <br />
  12. 12. Stakeholder cont<br /><ul><li>Near agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding between Rights holders and libraries
  13. 13. The cross border access to digital libraries within the European Union is still unsolved</li></ul>Hope that meeting 14 June will give solution<br />
  14. 14. ACTA<br />Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement<br />Initiated by USA EU and Japan<br />Negotiations started in 2008 <br />conducted in secrecy with a <br />small group of countries <br />
  15. 15. ACTA cont<br />Draft treaty in 2010 <br />Rumours about draconic measures against copyright infringements <br />EU insisted on the rules of the E-Commerce Directive <br />Intermediaries cannot be held liable unless in cases of gross negligence <br />
  16. 16. ACTA cont<br />Individual Member States may introduce stronger enforcement measures <br />some have done so<br />Therefore: important to remain alert at the national level<br />
  17. 17. Virtual Schengen?<br />Plan to establish a EU-wide system to prevent access to illicit material on the internet.<br />Joint meeting of the Law Enforcement Working Party and the Customs Cooperation Working Party 17 February 2011<br />
  18. 18. Virtual Schengen cont.<br />The Presidency of the LEWP presented its intention to propose <br />concrete measures towards creating a single secure European cyberspace with a certain "virtual Schengen border" and <br />"virtual access points" whereby the Internet Service Providers (ISP) would block illicit contents <br />on the basis of the EU "black-list". <br />
  19. 19. Term of protection<br />Proposal for an extension of the term of protection for producers and performing artists of recorded music to 95 years <br />The protection now: <br />50 years after the publication of the phonogram <br />provided the phonogram is made public within 50 years after the making of the recording <br />
  20. 20. Term of protection cont<br />Blocking minority of Member States against this proposal<br />The blocking minority is crumbling in favour of a compromise proposal of 70 years <br />
  21. 21. Term of protection cont<br />EGIL is against any prolongation of the term of protection <br />Most of the music in question is also protected by the copyright of the authors ie70 after the death of the composer and the author of the lyrics <br />Therefore libraries will not avoid having to negotiate licence agreements for the public performance of such music anyway <br />
  22. 22. Term of protection cont<br />Libraries in some Member States (e.g. UK) have an issue regarding the preservation of recordings because the provisions of the Infosoc Directive (art 5.2.c) have not been fully implemented in their national legislation <br />Difficult to bring this particular problem forward as a reason for EU not to prolong the term of protection <br />
  23. 23. Term of protection cont<br />The proposal will increase the workload and costs for libraries in making recorded music available to users <br />but we should not to exaggerate the negative effects of the proposal <br />we may lose in credibility<br />
  24. 24. E-lending<br />Electronic lending of books or other types of protected works is a relatively new concept <br />E-lending is a new business model based on the communication to the public right <br />It is necessary to understand the difference of <br />distribution of physical copies and <br />communication to the public<br />
  25. 25. E-lending cont<br />Author cannot control distribution after sale<br />And no right to do so<br />Lending right = right to remuneration for library lending<br />If published by giving access in a database the author (or publisher)remains in full control <br />because he (or the publisher) controls the access to the database <br />he also has the legal right to do so <br />
  26. 26. E-lending cont<br />For libraries the problems arise when a publisher <br />removes works from the database or <br />refuses to give libraries access to the database or access to certain works in the database <br />The author or publisher is in a position where he can control the acquisition policy of the library <br />
  27. 27. E-lending cont<br />When books are available for sale on the market anybody can buy<br />The publisher cannot exclude libraries from acquiring the books <br />The library is free to use the book within the limits of copyright or other relevant legislation<br />The author or publisher cannot remove the books from the library <br />That would be theft <br />
  28. 28. E-lending cont<br />With electronic publishing all this changes <br />In the near future users will have access to streamed versions instead <br />It makes it even more obvious that the control over the content which libraries may make available to their patrons remains in the hands of publishers<br />
  29. 29. E-lending cont<br />This raises broad political issues about <br />Future publishing <br />The right to access information<br />The future of libraries <br />Primary responsibility of EBLIDA Ex. & Council<br />EGIL will have a supportive role in pointing to legal possibilities or changes needed in order to secure access to information<br />
  30. 30. Thank you<br />

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