Fight for our right to freely teach and learn

Education needs good copyright

We are asking for law that grants educators and learners freedom to use copyrighted content. Educators should not be forced to rely on licenses, which spell new costs and burdens

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...and we need your help now.

A vote will soon take place on the shape of European copyright law. European legislators listen mainly to the voice of copyright rightsholders.

We need to change that NOW

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What is the problem?

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Copyright needs to support modern education, both formal and informal, on-site and online.

Our research shows that present copyright
● is fragmented
● creates legal uncertainty
● creates unnecessary burden

Why is the EU solution a bad one?

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European policymakers promised to fix copyright for education.
But, for that, they want to rely on LICENCES

This is not a good solution.
● puts rightsholders' interests first
● maintains uncertainty
● maintains unfair burden

Why is our solution better?

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We are asking for a Mandatory Education Exception

● strong and broad education exception

● the same in every country

● allows cross border use and facilitates innovative, modern, quality education.

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The education community joins forces to ask for a better copyright for education. We are teachers, educators, lawyers, researchers, librarians, activists, experts on copyright.

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Gerald Leitner
Secretary General, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

If we are thinking about education, especially from a life-long perspective, we cannot forget the role of libraries. From the grandest universtity to the smallest vilage, libraries are for all. They give everyone the possibility to keep learning, discovering, and updating their skills throughout life. In a rapidly changing world, this is essential not only for our economises, but also our societies, and democracies. To do this, libraries need to have the right copyright for a digital age.