London Manifesto for Fair Copyright

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SVAG has become a signatory of the London Manifesto for fair copyright reform.

Fair copyright across Europe is essential. Without it we will fail to adequately support research, innovation and growth, and hinder the ambition for a digital single market. With it we will better foster knowledge across borders, meet the needs of disabled people and take full advantage of the digital age.

The London Manifesto calls for reforms to:

  • Improve the rights of disabled people by supporting equal access to knowledge.
  • Provide libraries with the right to lend digital materials and continue to underpin knowledgeable societies in the digital age.
  • Allow libraries and archives to better support research through modern data mining techniques.
  • Create a more manageable system of copyright exceptions across EU member states.

You can download the full manifesto here

 

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