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EBLIDA Urges Copyright Reform
Information Today - Medford
Subjects: Communications & information management; Western Europe
Author: Charlton, John
Date: Jan/Feb 2014
Start Page: 14
Pages: 2
Section: INTERNATIONAL REPORT
Abstract (Document Summary)

Not everyone is jumping for joy over the progress of the European Commission's (EC) Licences for Europe (LFE) project. This seeks to boost the European Union's (EU) digital economy by easing the cross-border circulation of digitized information and works, for example, through online easy-to-use user licenses. The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations feels the focus on licenses is too narrow and wants the EC, which is managing the LFE process, to pay more attention to copyright reform. Further consultations on copyright reform were launched in December and will run until February. The EC says it will decide later this year whether to propose reforms to the EU copyright legal framework. Meanwhile, Africa now has its own online law library, which launched recently under the auspices of the African Union.

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