[A2k] EIFL highlights two global copyright days

Teresa Hackett teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Fri Apr 22 02:44:46 PDT 2016


EIFL social media campaign to highlight UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day
(23 April) and WIPO World Intellectual Property Day (26 April)

To mark UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day that takes place on 23 April,
and WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April, EIFL will stage an
online social media campaign (here <https://www.facebook.com/eIFL.net/> and
here <https://twitter.com/EIFLnet>) that runs from 21 - 27 April 2016.

During the week-long campaign, EIFL’s wide range of multi-language
resources on copyright <http://bit.ly/1qWwZXT> will be highlighted, and we
will feature ways in which librarians in EIFL partner countries have used
the unique resources to help with their work.

We’ll also connect with other activities and events that are happening
around the world.

Check back on 28 April 2016 for a round-up of the EIFL social media
campaign marking two world copyright days.
EIFL copyright resources

In an ever-changing digital world, librarians everywhere need to be
informed about policy developments and practices concerning copyright and
related issues in order to maximize access to learning resources for their
users.

The EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme has developed a range of
resources
<http://www.eifl.net/programme/copyright-and-libraries-programme/we-develop-useful-resources-copyright-issues>
that aspire to inform librarians concerning copyright law in general, the
aspects of copyright law that most affect libraries, and to support the
participation of librarians in policy discussions and copyright law reform.

EIFL copyright resources include articles, practical guides, policy
statements, case studies and posters, a curriculum, a model law, and even a
book. In many cases, they are the first of a kind, developed in response to
requests from librarians in the EIFL network.

All the resources are available in English while a selection are translated
into nine different languages (Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, French,
Moldovan/Romanian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish). In some cases, the
translation was the first information on copyright and libraries ever
published in that language.

EIFL resources are available under a Creative Commons Attribution License
that has encouraged translation and take-up. Librarians and the public at
large are encouraged to use, distribute, translate, and build upon the
materials.

Click here to learn more about the resources
<http://www.eifl.net/programme/copyright-and-libraries-programme/we-develop-useful-resources-copyright-issues>
.
​*Background*

*UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day*, that takes place on 23 April, aims
to promote the diversity of books and reading around the globe. The city of
Wroclaw in Poland is 2016 World Book Capital. Visit www.unesco.org/new/wbcd
to learn more.

Twitter hashtag #BookDay <https://twitter.com/hashtag/BookDay?src=hash>

*WIPO World Intellectual Property Day* on 26 April is a day dedicated to
the promotion, understanding and discussion of intellectual property
(copyright law is part of the IP system). This year’s theme is 'Digital
Creativity: Culture Reimagined'. Visit
http://www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday/ to learn more.

Twitter hashtag ‪#‎worldipday
<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/worldipday?source=feed_text&story_id=10154246752917275>
.

The *EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme
<http://www.eifl.net/programmes/copyright-and-libraries-programme>*
promotes a fair copyright system that supports libraries and the people who
use libraries.

Check EIFL on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/eIFL.net/> and on Twitter
<https://twitter.com/EIFLnet>.



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