[A2k] A copyright law fit for a modern Mongolia

Teresa Hackett teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Tue Jun 11 08:19:53 PDT 2013


A copyright law fit for a modern Mongolia

Since the democratic revolution in 1990, the legal environment in
Mongolia has been re-created for the new market economy, and the
intellectual property (IP) system has been entirely reformed. A key
policy goal envisions the development of a knowledge-based society,
and the provision of public ICT access - 70% of public libraries in
Mongolia now have internet access, and Mongolia’s first library law is
pending discussion in government.

However, the copyright rules that govern library services don’t fit
with recent technological changes and current policy ambitions. While
the copyright law is under review in 2013, librarians want to become
active in the review process to ensure that the new law meets the
needs of libraries and their users in Mongolia today.

‘In many cases, the library related copyright provisions are very
limited and do not address contemporary technologies. In other words,
they do not enable libraries in Mongolia to function well in digital
age. They also fall short of the copyright exceptions for libraries in
other countries.’ Jonathan Band, International Consultant

‘The library community has gained much new knowledge about the impact
of copyright on library services… We are implementing this project not
only to develop recommendations for amendments to the copyright law,
but also to continue advocating until the changes are in place’.
Baljid Dashdeleg, Mongolian Libraries Consortium

Read the case study from Mongolia, the sixth in a series of case
studies with the results of advocacy campaigns in support of copyright
law reform in EIFL partner countries,

Read about the other advocacy campaigns,

Best wishes

Teresa Hackett
EIFL-IP Programme Manager

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