Recently, AfLIA set up a Working Group on Copyright and Legal issues to begin to untangle, speak up, guide others and have templates on how the African Library sector can react as well as take proactive steps on Copyright issues. The Working Group has scheduled a series of trainings for librarians to understand the basics of Copyright and how advocacy in the area can be heightened and sustained for positive outcomes.
If you are interested in the future of African libraries as pertains to Copyright issues, if you want to learn more about Copyright regime in the era of E-resources, if you have ever wondered about Exceptions and Limitations within Copyright provisions in your country or you want to stand up as a Voice for the African Library sector on Copyright and related matters, then this series of webinars are for you! Note the dates please.
Copyright Basics and why it is important to libraries
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 – 10.30 (GMT).
Library rights: L & Es (LAMs, education & research) and licensing
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 – 10.30 (GMT)
Copyright governance: advocacy opportunities for librarians – national, regional, international (national copyright office, ARIPO/OAPI, AfCFTA, WIPO, WTO)
Wednesday, December 1st, 2021– 10.30 GMT
WEBINAR 4: Copyright and Public Lending Right at WIPO
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 – 10.30 (GMT)
WEBINAR 5: AfCFTA and access to knowledge in African libraries
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 – 10.30 (GMT)
Copyright, Libraries and Collective Management in Africa (includes photocopying and licensing)
Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 – 10.30 (GMT)
Getting ready for SCCR (Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights)/42: Sample or template letter that librarians can send individually to the Copyright office in their countries. The webinar date depends on date fixed for SCCR/42.
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