[A2k] Copyright in Armenia - will library expectations be met?

Teresa Hackett teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Wed Mar 27 08:41:09 PDT 2013


Copyright in Armenia - will library expectations be met?

In a short space of time, the library community in Armenia has taken
charge of its position during a major review of the copyright law,
emerging as a strong force with a new standing as a credible
stakeholder with policy makers and other players. These are the
results of a seven month project led by the Electronic Library
Consortium of Armenia (ELCA) on organizing a campaign to review the
copyright law.

The project involved the formation of a library copyright committee,
consultations with librarians in the regions, publication of the first
resource on copyright adapted for local law, recommendations for
library-friendly amendments, and the fostering of a professional
relationship with the copyright office. Will the new law live up to
library expectations? Time will tell when the Draft Law is published
(expected in April 2013), followed by public hearings for
stakeholders.

The project results are described in a case study, the second in a
series describing the results of eight EIFL-IP funded projects for
advocacy campaigns in support of copyright law reform in Africa, Asia,
and Europe.

Read the case study, http://www.eifl.net/case-study-copyright-review-armenia

Read about the other advocacy campaigns,
http://www.eifl.net/advocacy-campaigns-national-copyright-law-reform

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Best wishes
Teresa

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Teresa Hackett
EIFL-IP Programme Manager
www.eifl.net/copyright
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