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EUROPEAN CREATIVITY AND DIGITAL ECONOMY ARE DROWNING IN A COPYRIGHT SWAMP

The EU copyright reform needs just one last approval by the European Parliament. It is bulldozer driven by the copyright incumbents and euro-bureaucrats serving them, who are determined to make it happen at all costs. Although days remain to the current term of the European institutions, the EU copyright reform is fast-tracked for the final …

Ideological divide in intellectual property regulation in the way of sustainable creativity and innovation

Dysfunctional nature of the ideological divides has been vividly illustrated by the recent government crisis in the US. Similar crises have been quietly unfolding the intellectual property law for more than a decade. Radicalization and ideological entrenchment are preventing progress in intellectual property law and in general knowledge economy. Particularly it has been an obstacle …

Sad day for Lithuanian libraries

On December 21, 2011 the Lithuanian Parliament adopted the important amendments to the Lithuanian Copyright Law revising the exceptions for libraries and the disabled persons. Digitization of works by the libraries and access to digital copies are comprehensively restricted in the new law. Digitizing and using the digital copies of the works is allowed in …