Janice Pilch and Teresa Hacket made a joint statement on behalf of Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL), the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) at the WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property in Geneva 27 April – 1 May 2009. In the intervention, the associations stated:
The associations “strongly support work that contributes to a better understanding of the public domain…[and] we must be mindful that the purpose of this activity should be for facilitating access for the public and not for monetizing content to create new markets for the private sector… .” Also, the associations encouraged the creation of a study to examine core limitations and exceptions, and offered support from the library community in drafting such a study.
Read the entire statement here.
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