IFRRO statement at the 30th WIPO SCCR

The 30th meeting of the WIPO SCCR (Standing Committee on Copyright Related Rights) continued its discussions on library exceptions and limitations. Having agreed to use a methodology proposed by Martín Moscoso, the session Chair, which suggests to deal with 11 topics selected by the WIPO Member States, the discussions on 2 July focused on preservation of copyright works by libraries and archives. IFRRO acknowledges the important role of libraries in preserving and making available cumulative knowledge, and that there are countries where appropriate exceptions may be required. However, the right of preservation does not imply any further use of the reproduced work. IFRRO’s statement at the meeting was welcomed as being constructive.   
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