EIFL’s additional comments on the updated draft WIPO Good Practice Toolkit for CMOs (2nd round consultation)

EIFL, IFLA and ICA submit additional comments to WIPO on key outstanding issues for libraries and archives in relation to Collective Management Organizations (CMOs)

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TYPE:
Position paper & statement
AUTHOR:
EIFL, IFLA, ICA
DATE:
September 2018
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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EIFL, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and ICA (International Council on Archives) teamed up to send additional comments to WIPO on the updated draft Good Practice Toolkit for Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) released on 29 June 2018.

Outstanding issues in the updated draft Toolkit highlighted in the comments include the relationship between CMOs and governments (CMOs should be independent of government); CMOs and lobbying (rights revenue should not be used to lobby against the interests of libraries, archives and other CMO customers); clearing up confusion over use of the terms ‘Licensee’, ‘User’, and ‘general public; highlighting the importance of exceptions and limitations so that CMO licences for the use of protected works don’t take away user freedoms under national copyright law, or overreach to works not suited to commercial licensing.