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Open letter to the Spanish EU Presidency

Dear Prime Minister Sanchez, We are looking forward to the Spanish Presidency of the EU. With its strong emphasis on open science and library networks at home, Spain has a great opportunity to contribute to realising Europe’s potential through advancing towards 21st century access to research, education and culture.…

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Two for one? KR21 recommends that the Netherlands abolishes its ‘spare’ copyright act

The Netherlands has not one, but two, copyright Acts. One that is applicable to the European Netherlands and is compliant with EU law and a second act that is applicable solely to the Caribbean Netherlands, the islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius (‘Statia’), and Saba (known collectively as the BES). KR21 has recommended to the Dutch government to abolish the Act that is specific to this small region of the country and to apply the European Netherlands’ Act to the BES, as the current situation is limiting access to information, knowledge and culture for the inhabitants of this part of the Netherlands. …

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Blow Away the January Blues! 10 Takeaways from four European Commission Studies on Research and Copyright

In agreeing to pursue the Policy Agenda for the European Research Area 2022-24 (ERA Agenda), the European Union’s Member States have taken an important and welcome step towards a more comprehensive policy approach to boosting Europe’s research and innovation performance. Four reports from last summer explore the issues in more depth – this blog offers a summary.…

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