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“Content for Education” conference to take place in the European Parliament, 26 September

Submitted by veraliah on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:12

IFRRO together with its members FEP, EWC, EVA and EFJ, and with the kind support of CFC, are organising a conference on 26 September

as part of the Content for Education campaign launched earlier this year, in the context of the EU’s ongoing copyright reform.

The proposed EU rules include a copyright exception for teaching, which has raised concerns among IFRRO and its members. The event, entitled “Sustainable, diverse, high-quality content for education: how a balanced copyright regime can deliver”, hosted by Patrick Le Hyaric MEP, will be an opportunity to hear directly from authors, publishers and teachers, who will discuss the importance of a balanced copyright system in fostering high quality content for strong educational outcomes, as well as hearing the perspective of representatives of the European Institutions.

John Degen, Executive Director of the Writers Union of Canada and Chair of the International Authors Forum, will also present the Canadian experience which demonstrates the negative impact of broad, unremunerated exceptions, not only on the livelihood of authors and publishers, but on the whole educational ecosystem.

We would very much welcome IFRRO members’ participation. To register please email