Discussion List Archives

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Fwd: EU Copyright Directive - latest]

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

Content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit

Howard Flack        http://www.unige.ch/crystal/ahdf/Howard.Flack.html
Laboratoire de Cristallographie               Phone: 41 (22) 702 62 49
24 quai Ernest-Ansermet             mailto:Howard.Flack@cryst.unige.ch
CH-1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland                   Fax: 41 (22) 702 61 08

Content-type: message/rfc822

Return-path: <owner-icsti-l@DTIC.MIL>
Received: from gate.unige.ch ([])
 by mbx.unige.ch (PMDF V6.0-24 #44959)
 with ESMTP id <0G8300931DWGYK@mbx.unige.ch> for flack@mail.cryst.unige.ch
 (ORCPT howard.flack@CRYST.UNIGE.CH); Thu, 01 Feb 2001 19:55:28 +0100 (MET)
Received: from DIRECTORY-DAEMON.gate.unige.ch by gate.unige.ch
 (PMDF V6.0-24 #44959) id <0G8300I01DESUP@gate.unige.ch> for
 flack@mail.cryst.unige.ch (ORCPT howard.flack@CRYST.UNIGE.CH); Thu,
 01 Feb 2001 19:44:52 +0100 (MET)
Received: from mails.dtic.mil (mails.dtic.mil [])
 by gate.unige.ch (PMDF V6.0-24 #44959)
 with ESMTP id <0G8300IMPCV8RN@gate.unige.ch> for howard.flack@CRYST.UNIGE.CH;
 Thu, 01 Feb 2001 19:33:09 +0100 (MET)
Received: from list.dtic.mil (list.dtic.mil [])
	by mails.dtic.mil (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3/990419cac) with ESMTP id NAA06728; Thu,
 01 Feb 2001 13:32:39 -0500 (EST)
Received: from list (list.dtic.mil [])
	by list.dtic.mil (8.9.3+Sun/1.0) with ESMTP id NAA15251; Thu,
 01 Feb 2001 13:31:46 -0500 (EST)
Received: from DTIC.MIL by DTIC.MIL (LISTSERV-TCP/IP release 1.8d)
 with spool id 56005 for ICSTI-L@DTIC.MIL; Thu, 01 Feb 2001 13:31:45 -0500
Received: from mails.dtic.mil (mails.dtic.mil [])
 by list.dtic.mil (8.9.3+Sun/1.0) with ESMTP id NAA14686 for
 <icsti-l@list.dtic.mil>; Thu, 01 Feb 2001 13:23:44 -0500 (EST)
Received: from kang.tinet.ie (mail1.tinet.ie [])
 by mails.dtic.mil (8.9.3+Sun/8.9.3/990419cac) with ESMTP id NAA06226 for
 <icsti-l@dtic.mil>; Thu, 01 Feb 2001 13:23:45 -0500 (EST)
Received: from avignon-3-104.abo.wanadoo.fr ([] helo=eircom.net)
 by kang.tinet.ie with esmtp (Exim 2.05 #23)
 id 14OOOV-00067P-00 for icsti-l@dtic.mil; Thu, 01 Feb 2001 18:23:43 +0000
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 19:25:58 +0100
From: Barry Mahon <mahons1@EIRCOM.NET>
Subject: EU Copyright Directive - latest
Approved-by: crandall@DTIC.MIL
Reply-to: ICSTI-L list <ICSTI-L@DTIC.MIL>
Message-id: <3A79AA36.489187B5@eircom.net>
MIME-version: 1.0
X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.7 [en]C-CCK-MCD NSCPCD47  (Win98; I)
Content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit
X-Accept-Language: en
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000

The proposed Directive to 'harmonise' copyright legislation in the EU is
entering its latest and crucial phase in the European Parliament.

There are a lot of amendments proposed to the 'common position' text
reached by EU governments last year. Many are non controversial
amendments of clarification but there is one which would affect the
rights of libraries and researchers to make copies for private use - the
so called fair dealing provision. There is a proposal that this right be
limited to archive and conservation purposes only.

The following article summarises some of the problems:

The library community in Europe is mounting a vigorous campaign to
reverse the proposals.

There is a real risk that the whole Directive could be shelved if the
Parliament cannot reach agreement.

There will be a vote of the Legal Affairs committee of the Parliament
next Tuesday Feb. 6 which will be critical to further progress or not.

Bye, Barry


Reply to: [list | sender only]
International Union of Crystallography

Scientific Union Member of the International Science Council (admitted 1947). Member of CODATA, the ISC Committee on Data. Partner with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in the International Year of Crystallography 2014.

International Science Council Scientific Freedom Policy

The IUCr observes the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science.