New Study on Copyright Exceptions for Libraries

Kenneth Crews, Director, Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University, has prepared a “Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives” for WIPO. It’s now available at: is a lengthy document, 434 pages, discussing issues from the foundation of library exceptions to their prevalence, scope and structure, and the nature of the various exceptions in the copyright legislations of all WIPO member countries (including Canada.) The first 70+ pages is a substantive discussion and the remaining pages are excerpts from legislation discussed in the document.Lesley

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