EBLIDA : Copyright reform Why should libraries care? Result of the 12th September 2018 EP Plenary vote

« The European Parliament has finally agreed on its position on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive. (…)

From the libraries’ point of view, there are several other articles that were amended and represent an improvement to the previous text proposed by the Commission. There is a mandatory exception for preservation allowing cross-border preservation networks, an improved article for out of out of commerce works, and a better version of the exception for digital learning. On the negative side, however, the regime for article 3 on text and data mining remains too narrow, and the Parliament’s version of article 6 undermines the whole functioning of the Directive’s exceptions and limitations. (…) »