Upcoming webinar (21 April): Flexible Copyright Exceptions II – What can we in Europe learn from the US?

This second of our webinars on open norms brings together legal practitioners from the United States and will focus on “Fair Use” – an open principle-based copyright exception to understand how it supports education, research and technological advancement in ways the inflexible European copyright systems cannot. Join us on 21 April 2023, 16:00-17:30 CET – REGISTER HERE. …

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Internet Archive judgement: A very partial decision

Last Friday, the US Federal Judge overseeing the Hachette vs Internet Archive case issued their judgement, broadly accepting the arguments of publishers against the Archive’s use of Controlled Digital Lending.

The decision, unfortunately, pays little attention to the value of the work of libraries, and in particular of lending.

While regrettable, this decision is of little relevance to Europe, where secure forms of digital lending can take place under a specific legal basis. …

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