International conference on intellectual property law for libraries and archives

On 22 May 2023, Centrum Cyfrowe Foundation will host an international conference on intellectual property law for libraries and archives at the Jagiellonian Library in Kraków:

“Libraries and archives of the future. Copyright empowering public mission of culture”.

The conference will offer space for discussion on regulations that will enable Polish and European libraries and archives to fully use their potential to operate in the digital environment efficiently and strengthen cooperation with universities, research organisations and civil society representatives.

The three thematic sessions are:

  • Changes in copyright law – does the implementation of the EU DSM directive support the public mission of libraries and archives in Poland?
  • Secure Digital Lending in Poland – what rules govern the lending of e-books by libraries
  • Copyright law for libraries and archives – a review of international recommendations

Centrum Cyfrowe Foundation and KR21 will present the results of a study on a new concept of e-book lending in Europe – “Secure Digital Lending”.

The conference is organised by Centrum Cyfrowe in cooperation with Future Law Lab (Jagiellonian University), under the patronage of the Director of the Jagiellonian Library. It is funded by Knowledge Rights 21, supported by Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

The event will take place in a hybrid mode in Polish and English, with both on site and online simultaneous translation offered to participants.

More detailed information and description of sessions is available on the conference’s website.


Registration is free of charge and open to all, but obligatory for all attendees via the registration form here.

For in-person attendance the registration deadline is 10 May 2023, whereas for online attendance registration there is no deadline.