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Free our history | CILIP

Free our history | CILIP | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

We want the UK Government to reduce the term of copyright protection in unpublished texts to the author’s lifetime plus 70 years.

 

Why it's important

 

At the moment the duration of copyright in certain unpublished works is to the end of 2039, regardless of how old the work is.

No other country in Europe has such restrictive provisions. European institutions are able to use such important historical material freely and lawfully, but in the UK we cannot.

 

As part of the First World War Centenary many organisations want to make unpublished works such as diaries and letters accessible to the public. Because they are still under copyright protection they cannot do so without permission from the rights holder.

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ARLG NW Event: Changing Landscapes in Academic Libraries speaker - Leo Appleton

ARLG NW Event: Changing Landscapes in Academic Libraries speaker  - Leo Appleton | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

Free event with refreshments

 

Wednesday 17th April 2013, 4-6pm at The University of Manchester

 

Speaker: Leo Appleton: Liverpool John Moores University.

 

This will be followed by tea and the AGM

 

Please come along and support your newly relaunched ARLG (following the merger of CofHe and UC&R) and take the chance to tell the commitee what you would like to see as a focus for this forthcoming year.

 

Places are limited to 30 people so to book a place please follow the link above...

 

 

Anthony Beal's insight:

A good opportunity to hear Leo talk about his vision for Academic Libraries

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