Handbuch zum Copyright/Urheberrecht für Bibliotheken

Electronic Information for Libraries (eifl.net) präsentiert das “Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues for Libraries” (PDF). Es ist unter einer Creative-Commons-Lizenz publiziert und wurde von der UNESCO-Programm “information for all” unterstützt.

Für außerordentlich spannend halte ich die letzten beiden Kapitel, “International Policy Making: a Developent Agenda for WIPO” und “National Policy Making: Advocating for fair copyright laws”.

Auszug aus “International Policy Making: a Developent Agenda for WIPO” (S.41) über die Konsequenzen der WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization):

Some of the issues for libraries include how:

  • difficult it is for traditional exceptions and limitations to be extended to the digital environment;
  • pressure towards increasing terms of protection reduce the public domain upon which opportunities for learning and creativity depend;
  • new layers of rights on digital information create barriers and hinder access;
  • technological protection measures prevent libraries from availing of lawful exceptions and from preserving our digital cultural heritage;
  • unfair and non-negotiable contract terms in licences, which predominately govern access to digital content, restrict library statutory rights.

Auszug aus “National Policy Making: Advocating for fair copyright laws” (S. 44f):

In particular, librarians should ensure that:

  • exceptions and limitations are sufficient to meet the needs of a modern information service and learning environment;
  • existing exceptions and limitations are extended to the digital environment and new exceptions appropriate for the new digital opportunities are introduced;
  • the public domain is protected from encroachment;
  • new rights on digital information are resisted;
  • technological protection measures do not hinder libraries from availing of lawful exceptions or from preserving our global cultural heritage;
  • contract terms in licences cannot override statutory copyright exceptions.

[via Netzpolitik]