[A2k] EIFL question to Prof Seng

Teresa Hackett teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Fri Nov 17 06:58:22 PST 2017


WIPO STANDING COMMITTEE ON COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS

35th Session: Geneva, 13 – 17 November 2017

Agenda item 7: Limitations and exceptions for educational and research
institutions and for persons with other disabilities

Presentation by Prof Seng

I am speaking on behalf of Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL).



My question is about contract terms.



The updated study on libraries and archives prepared by Prof Crews
identified recently enacted contract override provisions in a number of
countries.



Most recently, the EU directive implementing the Marrakesh Treaty protects
the exceptions for the making of accessible format copies from override by
contract.


In your study, you have also identified a number of countries across
different regions that have contract override provisions for educational
purposes. How many of these provisions are newly enacted? Do you see a
trend or developments in this area?



We think this could be an interesting topic for further exploration in SCCR.



Such provisions enable users to avail of the exceptions in copyright law,
are super relevant for access to digital information, and are cross-cutting
across all sectors of L&Es.


Thank you.


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