IFLA submission to EU Copyright Consultation now available online

« … In summary, IFLA’s submission maintains that:

– There is a need for a flexible, open ended exception to better keep pace with evolving technologies and services;

– In an increasingly globalized environment (and the EU Single Market), any exceptions (both existing and proposed) in the EU Copyright Directive should be mandatory, prevented from override by contract, and facilitate cross border access to and use of works in the public interest;

– Protections and enforcement mechanisms for right holders must be carefully defined so as not to place onerous responsibilities on public institutions providing access to information (…) »