Plenary Session (3) :
Copyright & Legal Topics

This session will cover copyright issues addressed to libraries, such as the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market, GDPR and the Internet Archive lawsuit. By the end of the session there will be 20 minutes for Q&A.

Speaker: Panoraia Spiliopoulou, Legal Advisor, HEAL-Link (20 min)

Title: The new copyright directive: A Librarian’s perspective

Description: The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market 790/2019 has introduced a series of changes in the fields of research, innovation, education and preservation of cultural heritage. The presentation addresses the question of how the DSM Directive affects libraries’ capacity of producing value by enhancing access to knowledge, delivery of education and conducting of research. Following a thorough review of the relevant articles of the DSM Directive, the presentation illustrates the main transposition options for Member States and explains their potential impact upon academic and public libraries


Speaker: Richard Otevřel, Attorney at Law and Counsel / Havel & partners (Czech Rep.), Tomas Havelka, Associate / Havel & partners (Czech Rep.)

Title: GDPR

Description: If anyone thought that libraries are about books, 20th century taught us that they are about data too. As much of it is personal data, protection of it has become essential now more than ever. Listen to the latest information how protection of personal data is handled globally and what impacts it has on local data management and compliance.


Speaker: Kevin Smith, Dean of the Libraries at the University of Kansas (30 min)

Title: Internet Archive lawsuit

Description: This presentation will use the lawsuit filed by members of the American Association of Publishers against the Internet Archive as the entry point for a discussion of controlled digital lending, or CDL. We will discuss the potential consequences of different outcomes for the lawsuit, and also consider the foundations of CDL in U.S. the fair use doctrine.

Moderator: Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor CRL, USA

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