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Subject: FW: Attaching institution logos to letter to EU MEPs, Council, etc - ihned
From:Matušík Zdeněk <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Matušík Zdeněk <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 15 May 2014 08:29:56 +0000
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Vazene kolegyne – Vazeni kolegove, 
 
bohuzel, tuto vec mohu vyridit jen v rychlosti, jsa na odchodu na knizni veletrh. (Za pripadne nasobne zaslani se omlouvam.) 
 
Mozna se k vam dostala informace, ze delegace Evropske komise na jednanich WIPO o vyjimkach a omezenich prava autorskeho ve prospech knihoven a archivu v Zeneve ve dnech 28. dubna – 3. kvetna 2014 http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=32086   svym jednanim zablokovala postup v tom, co bylo v dane oblasti zalozeno v prubehu nekolika poslednich let. 
  
Evropska komise, prip. organy Evropske unie tvrdi, ze reseni pro uziti digitalnich obsahu v 21. stoleti v knihovnach etc. je mozne nalezite zalozit ciste na zaklade smluvnich licenci, ze dalsi vyjimky a omezeni neni treba zakladat zavaznym zpusobem (jako mandatorni). Ze stavajici uprava pro to vytvari dostatek prostoru – tj. (mj.) pro reseni narodni legislativou, ktera ma ovsem (jak znamo) jen teritorialne omezenou platnost. Pri diskusi o pricinach postupu EU v Zeneve dokonce polsky delegat z uradu pro dusevni vlastnictvi odkazoval na znamy argument, ze pry knihovny jsou vuci nakladatelskemu sektoru konkurencni a ohrozuji jeho existenci. Jako kdyby neexistovaly zadne vyzkumy ukazujici, ze knihovny naopak se aktivne, v pozitivnim smyslu na vytvareni trhu podileji, ze mnohe segmenty nakladatelskeho trhu jsou na pusobeni knihoven zavisle.  
 
Za SKIP snad nemusim prilis rozvadet, ze jsme vzdy zduraznovali, ze kazde reseni musi brat v uvahu to, ze nakladatele - knihovny – ctenari/uzivatele jsou na jedne lodi. 
 
Nize uvadim text dopisu, ktery ma byt zaslan za evropskou knihovnickou obec predstavitelum Evropske unie. Dopis je vyzyva, aby Evropska unie se v dalsim prubehu zapojila do jednani Staleho vyboru WIPO pro autorske pravo (dalsi jednani ma byt v cervenci t. r.) v pozitivnim smyslu.  
 
TERMIN JE OBRATEM – JESTE DNES, pripadne V PATEK HNED RANO, do 9,30 hod.): poslat text dopisu s pripojenim nazvu souhlasici instituce a jejim logem na adresu mailto:[log in to unmask] 
 
Bohuzel, konference by muj e-mail s prilohou odmitla, odmitla i variantu v html s logy. Pokud nekdo napise na mou adresu [log in to unmask]  , v dalsim prubehu dne (odpoledne) mu mohu soubor WORD poslat. 
 
Z. Matusik 
 
 
Zdenek Matusik 
predseda Komise pro zahranicni styky 
Svaz knihovníku a informacnich pracovniku CR 
Klementinum 190 
110 00 PRAHA 1 
Tel.: 221 663 208 (-234, -242, -236, -146 vzkaz) 
Fax: 221 663 121 
E-mail: <[log in to unmask]> 
URL: <http://www.skipcr.cz/> 
 
 
Mr José Barroso, President of the European Commission 
Ms Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission 
Ms Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner 
Mr Michel Barnier, Internal Market and Services Commissioner 
Greek Presidency and Members of the Council of the European Union 
Members of the European Parliament 
 
European research institutions, libraries and archives need balanced copyright laws to fulfill the promise of the Innovation Union 
Copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives are currently being discussed by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR). The undersigned organisations feel they must express their deep disappointment following the European Union’s unwillingness to progress text-based discussions on this topic at the last meeting of the SCCR. In doing so, the European Union tried to reverse conclusions that had been previously agreed by the SCCR. 
The undersigned European and international research institutions and library and archive organisations strongly urge the European Union and its Member States to ensure that text-based discussion of an international instrument on copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives continues to be reflected in the mandate of the SCCR, and that the European Union engages constructively in these discussions. These discussions are important for: 
1. Fostering a cutting-edge, open international research culture 
The European Union has identified international research and development collaboration as key to the success of the Innovation Union and the Europe 2020 initiative. Indeed, European countries are leading the world for international co-authorship.[1] European research institutions need a research infrastructure that is globally oriented and supports seamless access to information across national borders,[2] outside as well as within the EU.   
The EU has also identified open access to research outputs as key for Europe as a means of supporting a more collaborative and open way to do science. Researchers are using new tools and methods to support research outputs, and copyright laws should facilitate, not stifle, this. The talks at WIPO potentially could lead to the world’s libraries and archives being better able to open up their own cultural and scientific collections to European citizens and researchers.   
2. Ensuring future researchers have access to our digital-borne heritage 
70% of total global journal publishing revenues are generated from academic library subscriptions.[3]  Despite libraries being the single biggest purchaser of scholarly publications, future researchers are in danger of being unable to access significant portions of our 20th and early 21st century digital heritage. Access to information in the digital environment is increasingly restricted by licensing and digital locks, which prevent libraries and archives from being able to preserve culture and research outputs for the future. National approaches to this problem fall short, because digital information researchers are accessing is now global.   
3. Making European cultural heritage globally accessible 
European libraries and archives possess rich collections of information that are important for the research and study of history within Europe, and its historical influence on other cultures. Today populations are mobile and multicultural, and the internet holds the promise for libraries and archives to be able to open up Europe’s collections to the world. This would also enhance the economic development of some of the world’s poorest countries by better supporting access to education and research.  
The copyright challenges for libraries and archives 
Copyright laws still stop at the national border, both within the European Union and elsewhere, frustrating the efforts of libraries and archives whose mission is to ensure that people, regardless of their location and regardless of their means, have the potential to access Europe’s culture, history and scientific research. The European Union’s strong objection to text-based discussions of copyright exceptions and limitations at WIPO is particularly concerning in light of the Commission’s own ongoing consultations about updating Europe’s copyright laws, to better serve its Single Market.  
The aspirations of the Internal Single Market are to support innovation, increase productivity, ensure the seamless flow of information and access to knowledge within EU borders, as well as encourage the creation of new copyright-protected works. Robust copyright exceptions and limitations are essential to this.  
The international copyright framework is not working 
The European Union has stated at SCCRs that the existing international copyright framework provides sufficient policy space for domestic copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives [link].  Libraries, archives and research institutions at the most recent meeting of the SCCR provided ample illustrations of the challenges they face in the cross-border internet environment, where national exceptions are no longer enough [link]. In short: 
• Under the existing treaties, copyright protections are mandatory while copyright exceptions are optional. This entrenched imbalance results in a patchwork approach to copyright exceptions in domestic copyright laws, with the public interest in education, scholarly research and innovation, and cultural preservation de-valued, in contrast with private interests. 
• Increasingly, national copyright exceptions do not apply for libraries and archives. Licence terms set by publishers, often from other countries, override many exceptions in domestic copyright laws, and these terms can vary widely from licence to licence. 
• This patchwork of national exceptions and the complexity of the licensing environment are frustrating international collaboration, and placing libraries and archives in an ambiguous position. 
The undersigned organisations believe that a balanced and effective international copyright framework should support robust discussion of exceptions and limitations to copyright, as well as protections for creators. This can only be to everyone’s benefit. We ask the European Union to continue discussions of international copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives at WIPO in good faith, and progress Committee work towards an international solution.  
 
Yours sincerely, 
[list of signatories on the next page] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA) 
- Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche | Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) 
- Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) 
- Scottish Council on Archives (SCA) 
- Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) 
- European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) 
- Poznańska Fundacja Bibliotek Naukowych |Poznan Foundation of Scientific Libraries  
- Stowarzyszenie EBIB |Electronic Library Service EBIB  
- City of Malmo Public Library 
- Federación Española de Sociedades de Archivística, Biblioteconomía, Documentación y Museística (FESABID) 
- Svensk Biblioteksförening 
- University of Westminster 
 
 
 
From: Szczepanska, Barbara [mailto:[log in to unmask]]  
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:49 AM 
To: Matušík Zdeněk; Emilija Banionyte ([log in to unmask]); Uldis Zarins; Hasmik Galstyan ([log in to unmask]); Irakli Garibashvili; Mariana Harjevschi; Karmen Linask ([log in to unmask]); Irina Razumova 
Cc: Teresa Hackett (eIFL) ([log in to unmask]) 
Subject: FW: Attaching institution logos to letter to EU MEPs, Council, etc 
 
 
Dear friends, 
 
as you probably already know the EU blocked the discussion on exceptions and limitations at the latest SCCR. IFLA, eIFL and other organizations prepared a letter to the European officials. As Ellen  wrote "The more signatories, in Europe and beyond, the better". I hope your organization will support this letter. This is very important. If yes, please send asap logo and origination name to Ellen. The letter is going to be published  9:30am CEST Friday morning. 
 
Best, 
 
Barbara  
 
 
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