Copyright reform in Poland: libraries are prepared – project poster

When the copyright law in Poland came under review in 2012, libraries had to be part of the discussions not only to ensure that the current state-of-the-art is preserved, but also so that the existing provisions are updated for the digital environment. The results of a project led by Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: Polska, supported by EIFL-IP, are described in a case study and illustrated in a project poster

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Poster
DATE:
November 2013
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English
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In 2012, following the declaration that Poland would not ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the Prime Minister, Mr. Donald Tusk promised to continue the debate on digital freedoms. Consequently, the Ministry of Administration & Digital Affairs announced the formation of five task forces to work on legislative reforms essential for the growth of a robust digital society in Poland, such as rights for Internet users and privacy issues.

Libraries must be part of these discussions not only to ensure that the current state-of-the-art is preserved, but also that the existing provisions are updated for the digital environment so that libraries in Poland can fulfil their responsibilities. As a result librarians, led by project partner the Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: Polska, were invited for the first time to participate in high-level discussions on copyright, becoming recognized as important stakeholders in a national reform process.

The project results are described in a case study and illustrated in a project poster, one of eight EIFL-IP funded projects in 2013 for advocacy campaigns in support of copyright law reform in Africa, Asia, and Europe.