[A2k] NEW! What Every Copyright Law should have to Support Libraries

Teresa Hackett teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Mon Aug 8 05:20:15 PDT 2016

The EIFL Core Library Exceptions Checklist sets out provisions that every
copyright law should have to support library activities and services in the
21st century, such as lending, making an electronic copy of a journal
article or book chapter for a user, providing library material for use in
virtual learning environments, and undertaking digital preservation.

The checklist is a practical way to evaluate national copyright law,
identify gaps or see where the law is doing well. It is a starting point
for policy advocacy, or to propose amendments if the copyright law is being

The checklist is accompanied by ‘Rate my copyright law’, a handy tool to
rate your national law for core library provisions.

Find out more: http://www.eifl.net/news/rate-my-copyright-law-how-well-does

Teresa Hackett
Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries - www.eifl.net

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