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25 Feb 2016
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Tomorrow’s world: a guessing game ‘Tomorrow’s World’, BBC television’s flagship popular science programme that began in 1965 and ran for almost 40 years, featured new scientific developments each week and sometimes put inventions to the test live on air. While many new technologies introduced on (...)
03 Feb 2016
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Three days, four tracks, 75 sessions On 12th December 2015, I headed off to the Fourth Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest that was taking place in Delhi, India. Since I’d missed the previous congress in 2013, I was determined to get to this one because although it’s possible to read the (...)
28 Oct 2015
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
For more information on fair use and the different legal systems, see Prof Brandon Butler guest blog Fair use, open norms and blurred lines between common law and civil law countries. 'open norms' on the agenda As governments seek to reform copyright law so that it is fit for the digital age, the (...)
28 Oct 2015
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
In this guest blog, Professor Brandon Butler, American University Washington College of Law (WCL), discusses the merits of the fair use doctrine in the US and addresses commonly held objections to the more widespread introduction of open norms in national copyright laws. The blog accompanies a (...)
01 Jul 2015
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
This blog was updated in July 2016 to include data from 2015 and to coincide with the termination of the British Library international, non-commercial document supply service. Document delivery is a vital service in meeting the particular information needs of individual researchers, students and (...)
27 Apr 2015
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Local users and global resources Digital technologies have changed libraries, access to information, and indeed the world. The information landscape has been revolutionized, especially for academic and scholarly resources in university libraries. The library is no longer confined to a physical (...)
12 Mar 2015
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
On 11 March 2015, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights presented her report ‘Copyright Policy and the Right to Science and Culture’ at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The thematic report examines copyright law and policy from the standpoint (...)