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Ifla's international advocacy and why it matters for you

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IFLA Stephen Wyber: IFLA's international advocacy

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Ifla's international advocacy and why it matters for you

  1. 1. WWW.IFLA.OR G LIBRARIES AND GLOBAL ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE IFLA’S INTERNATIONAL ADVOCACY AND WHY MATTERS FOR YOU Stephen Wyber Policy and Research Officer, IFLA Stephen.Wyber@ifla.org
  2. 2. WWW.IFLA.OR G INTRODUCTION UN Development Internet Governance WIPO Copyright Exceptions for Libraries EUROPEAN UNION Copyright, eLending Support to the profession worldwide
  3. 3. WWW.IFLA.OR G GENEVA – WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANISATION (1/3) A GLOBAL SET OF EXCEPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS? • WIPO – Guardian of the Berne Convention • Tendency to Create New Rights… • … but since 2004, limitations on the agenda
  4. 4. WWW.IFLA.OR G • The Challenge: • Poor laws… • … at a time of rising expectations • Objectives: • Drive domestic reform where needed • Enable cross-border collaboration • The Substance: • Preservation, Reproduction, Lending, Legal Deposit, Orphan Works, Parallel Importation, Cross-Border Uses, Limitations on Liability, Contract Override, Technological Protection Measures, Translation… GENEVA – WIPO (2/3)
  5. 5. WWW.IFLA.OR G SUPPORT AND RESISTANCE • Developed/Developing Country Divide • Other Topics on the Agenda • Next Stop November • Other Fora? GENEVA – WIPO (3/3)
  6. 6. WWW.IFLA.OR G IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT ANCILLARY COPYRIGHT… • E-Lending (VOB vs Stichting Leenrecht, and beyond) • Remote Access • Cross-Border Document Supply BRUSSELS – EUROPEAN UNION
  7. 7. WWW.IFLA.OR G (ONLINE) ACCESS TO INFORMATION – A DEVELOPMENT ISSUE • Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals • Getting Access to Information into the SDGs • Getting Libraries into National Implementation Plans • Developing an Evidence Base • Libraries and Internet Governance • Protecting Access to Information as a Principle • Public Access in Libraries NEW YORK – UNITED NATIONS
  8. 8. WWW.IFLA.OR G IFLA AND NATIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS BUT ALSO SO MUCH MORE… (1/2) • International… • Engage globally where necessary • … Federation • Bring together national associations • Make links with like-minded communities • Create communities of interest – 50+ Sections/Committees • Calls for nominations coming up! • … of Library Associations and Institutions • Support the work of national bodies
  9. 9. WWW.IFLA.OR G THANK YOU! Stephen Wyber Policy and Research Officer, IFLA Stephen.Wyber@ifla.org (… en ik wil graag mijn nederlands oefenen!)

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