Service Communautaire d'Information sur la Recherche et le Développement - CORDIS

ECUP+: European copyright user platform

The technological developments towards digitization and enhanced electronic services confront libraries with increasing problems with regard to (electronic) copyright. Especially in the field of electronic (delivery) services a library-friendly solution has to be found rapidly. ECUP+ builds on FP3-funded activities, started in 1993 which included the establishment of the European Copyright User Platform and its awareness campaign.

The meetings between the rightholders and the library professionals have contributed to a better understanding and gives grounds for common actions. A focal point on copyright questions has been established. This focal point enables the participants under the Libraries Programme to acquire professional consultation on a subject which is vitally important to the library profession. The focal point will also enhance discussions on copyright issues over the worldwide web (WWW) and will function as a one-stop shop for information on international copyright developments. The activities of the Steering Group will reinforce the position of libraries at a national and an international level.

Additional information is available from website http://www.kaapeli.fi/~eblida/ecup/index.html.

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European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations
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