Copyright and beyond: Libraries in the public sphere (archived)

Joint EBLIDA and IFLA CLM Satellite Conference, Strasbourg, France.
Organizer: IFLA Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM)

Sponsors: Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Strategic Programme with European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)
Dates: 13–14 August 2014
Location: Palais du Rhin, Place de la République
Contact Person: Frédéric Blin,

Event contents

  • Programme and presentations

    Programme Brochure in English and French
    Libraries are engaged with copyright laws and policies and are grappling with the move from public law to the private law of contract and the consequences of trade agreements.
    The satellite meeting will focus on better understanding the effect of changes in the copyright environment on society and access to knowledge.
    Speakers will address the public sphere and how it is defended in public policy formulation, in the courts, and in international advocacy efforts. There will be reports on IFLA‘s work at WIPO on the Treaty on Exceptions and Limitations for libraries and archives and the outcomes of the European Copyright review with reports on EBLIDA‘s work.
    Mixture of seminar style presentations and workshop discussions throughout the two days.

    Simultaneous interpretation from English to French will be available with the support of BRM mobilier“.
    Download the Programme Brochure in English & French [PDF]

    Programme: 13 August
    8.00   Registration
    9.00   Welcome:
    Albert Poirot (Director, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg),
    Victoria Owen (Chair, IFLA – CLM), Ulrika Domelloff-Mattsson (Chair, EBLIDA-EGIL)

    9.15   Keynote Address:
    Creating a global public spherefull presentation
    Heather Morrison
    (University of OttawaAssistant Professor, School of Information Studies)


    9.45   The shift from analogue to digital: trends in information policy, the role libraries will play in the future – presentation part 1 & presentation part 2
    Ingrid Parent
    (University of British Columbia, University Librarian)

    10.15: Product presentation (sponsored): BRM
    10.30    Break
    Campaigning for copyright reform: How  to improve access to digital works: Presentations and discussion
    10. 45   Copyright and access to creative works full presentation
    Oleksandr Bulayenko (CEIPI, researcher)
    11.15   Campaigning for copyright reform in the EU: from formal response to EU Public Consultation to the Right to e-read Campaign full presentation
    Vincent Bonnet (Director, EBLIDA)
    11.45   EU Copyright Consultation: What libraries and their patrons need – full presentation
    Uldis Zarins (Head of strategic development at National Library of Latvia)
    12.15   Contracts and copyright: A focus on exceptions and extended collective licensing – full presentation
    Lucie Guibault
    (Associate professor at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam)
    13.00    Lunch
    Digitizing the 20th century: Library exceptions and out-of-print works: Presentations and discussion
    14.00   Orphan works developments compared internationally – full presentation
    Armin Talke
    (Berlin State Library, Academic Services and Copyright Advisor)
    14.30   The ReLIRE Project – Making available out-of-commerce books published in France before 2001 – full presentation
    Juliette Dutour (Bibliothèque nationale de France)
    14.50   Digitizing out of commerce and orphan works – a (critical) French perspective – full presentation
    Lionel Maurel (La Quadrature du Net; librarian, blogger and internet freedom activist)
    15.10    Panel discussion:
    Lucie Guibault, Lionel Maurel, Juliette Dutour
    and Armin Talke
    15.45    Break
    Licensing in a globalized information environment: Presentations and discussion
    16.00   Licensing in a Globalized Information Environment: Pitfalls in Licensing Terms and Conditions full presentation
    Tom Lipinksi (Director, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University)
    16.30   The national scale: Coordination, negotiation and administration of national licences with international publishers (case study from Germany)full presentation
    Markus Brammer (General Counsel, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) and University Library Hannover)
    17.00   Alsatian traditional products tasting (National and University Library Strasbourg, BNU – renovated building)
    17.20   Visit of the BNU (optional)
    20.30   Gala Dinner at the Maison Kammerzell – 16 place de la Cathédrale – Strasbourg – +33 3 88 32 42 14.

    Programme: 14 August
    International copyright treaties and trade agreements: their impacts on libraries
    9.00   What is the Trans Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) and why it could it affect the information sphere – full presentation
    Ellen Broad (Manager, Digital Projects & Policy, IFLA)
    9.30   The Trans-Pacific Partnership – what does free trade mean have to do with library services? – full presentation
    Trish Hepworth
    (Executive Officer at Australian Digital Alliance, Copyright advisor for the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee)
    10.00    Library and Archive Associations advocating at the World Intellectual Property Organisation: Input and Outcomes – full presentation
    Victoria Owen
    (Chair, CLM; Head Librarian at the University of Toronto Scarborough),
    Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives: U.S. Engagement at WIPO – full presentation
    Nancy Weiss (General Counsel of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS))
    10.30   Break
    10.45   Workshop – building copyright advocacy tools
    Round table discussions between conference participants on strengthening communications and advocacy on copyright reform within their countries
    Copyright advocacy workshop: Sharing our copyright advocacy experiences, Ellen Broad
    National copyright advocacy – Australia, Trish Hepworth
    Regional copyright advocacy – ACTA, and after? Lionel Maurel
    12.30   Lunch
    National / regional copyright laws and e-books: Presentations and discussion
    14.00   Why people disregard copyright full presentation
    Margaret Law (Director, library of the University of Alberta)
    14.30   Digital Books in Russian Libraries in Transient Legislative Environmentfull presentation
    Yakov Shrayberg (Director General, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology)
    15.00   Sales law for e-books?  After the CJEU’s leading case UsedSoft
    Thomas Hartmann (Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)
    15.30   eBook Uncertainties: The (Slowly) Changing Library Landscape – full presentation
     Paul Whitney (Head of e-lending working group, IFLA)
    16.00   Closing remarks:
    Victoria Owen
    (CLM Chair)
    16.15   Close

    If you have questions on the program, please contact:
    Armin Talke, Member of IFLA CLM and satellite coordinator

  • Keynote speaker

    Heather Morrison

    University of Ottawa, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Heather Morrison is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies, where she teaches in the area of information policy. Her current research focus is on the means of transitioning scholarly communication from the current system towards a system that is fully open access, affordable, and free to prioritize the needs of scholars and the public good. For more information, see her research blog Sustaining the Knowledge Commons
    Biography [English]
    Biographie [French]

  • Conference Venue and Directions


    The Conference will take place in the Palais du Rhin, Place de la République located on the central “Place de la République”  on the same square as the renovated historical building of the National & University Library Strasbourg, where the lunches will be served.
    (For more information concerning the “BNU Nouvelle” project:


    By air:

    • Strasbourg-Entzheim Airport
    • Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden or Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse. Strasbourg is then easily accessible by train in approx. an hour
    • Airport Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport: direct TGV train from the airport to Strasbourg central station (2h20)
    • Airport Frankfurt/Main: direct Lufthansa Shuttle Bus to Strasbourg central station (2 hours)

    By train:

    • Direct TGV between Lyon and Strasbourg (more informations and booking on
    • By tram from the Station: Tram C, stop at “Pl. de la République”
  • Enquiries

    Do you have any questions about the Conference?
    For enquiries and further information, please contact:

  • Hotel accommodation

    List of hotels that agreed in reduced prices for the Conference

    All room reservations have to be made directly with the hotel. Due to the high demand for accommodation in Strasbourg, Conference participants are advised to book early. Please indicate that that you’re attending the Joint IFLA CLM & EBLIDA Satellite Meeting to book the room at the reduced price.
    For any questions or changes concerning your hotel reservation, please email directly to the hotel, the organizers do not handle reservations.
    Hotel Couvent du Franciscain
    (Single room: 60 € / night, including breakfast)
    18 rue Faubourg de Pierre
    67000 Strasbourg
    Tel. +33(0)3 88 32 93 93
    Hotel du Dragon
    (Single room: 76 € / night, including breakfast)
    12 Rue du Dragon, 67000 Strasbourg
    Tel. +33 (0)3 88 35 79 80 / Fax : +33 (0)3 88 25 78 95
    Maison Kammerzell
    (Single room: 76.10 € / night, including breakfast
    Double room: 97.20 € / night, including breakfast)
    16 Place de la Cathédrale, 67000 Strasbourg
    Tel. +33(0)3 88 32 42 14
    Grand Hotel
    (Single room: 90 € / night, including breakfast)
    (Booking at reduced price available before 16 May 2014)
    12, Place de la Gare, 67000 Strasbourg
    Tel.+33 (0)3 88 52 84 97 / Fax : +33 (0)3 88 52 84 00
    Hotel Régent Contades
    (Single room: 115 € / night, including breakfast)
    (Booking at reduced price available before 16 May 2014)
    8 Avenue de la Liberté, 67000 Strasbourg
    Tel.+33(0)3 88 15 05 05
    Hotel Hilton Strasbourg
    (Single room: 109 € / night, including breakfast
    Double room: 119 € / night, including breakfast)
    1 Avenue Herrenschmidt, 67000 Strasbourg
    Tel. +33 (0)3 88 37 41 28
    Hotel Cour du Corbeau (“Best hotel in France 2013”)
    (Single room, including breakfast: 150 € / night)
    (Booking at reduced price available before 16 May 2014)
    6-8 Rue des Couples, 67000 Strasbourg
    Tel. +33 (0)3 90 00 26 26
    Hotel Les Haras
    Single room, including breakfast: 150€/night
    (Booking at reduced price available before 16 May 2014)
    23 Rue des Glacières, 67000 Strasbourg
    Tel. +33(0)3 90 20 50 20
    Hotel Mercure – Palais des congrès
    Single room, including breakfast: 99€/night
    20 Place de Bordeaux, CS40026
    67082 Strasbourg Cedex
    Tel. + 33 (0)3 88 37 80 15 / 16
    Hôtel Gutenberg
    2 nights, including breakfast: 115€/night
    Booking before May 17th
    31 Rue des Serruriers
    67000 Strasbourg
    Tel. + 33 (0)3 88 32 17 15

    Alternative accommodation

    More budget hotels near the conference venue can be found at the following website:
    Please visit the hotel web sites for direct booking.
    Here are some useful weblinks for additional information:
    – Office du Tourisme de Strasbourg et sa Région:
    – Welcome to Strasbourg:
    For any further information, please contact:

  • Partners

    Gold Partner

    BRM Mobilier

    Bronze Partner




  • Registration

    The number of participants is limited to 60 participants.
    Registrations will be handled on a first come, first serve basis until attendance limit is reached. Only fully completed registrations will be accepted.
    Receipt of your registration will be acknowledged by email.
    Payments can be made by Bank transfer – full details will be sent by e-mail.

    Registration fees & deadlines

    Until: 15 May 2014Early Registration deadline100 EURO
    From: 16 May 2014Standard Registration125 EURO
    Registration to the Gala Dinner on August 13. 
    50  EURO

    Online Registration


    Online Registration colsed!


    The National & University library has the right to cancel the event until June 30th at the latest. All registration fees for the conference and the dinner would be reimbursed. The BNU would not be liable in any way for any travel or accommodation costs incurred by the cancellation of the conference.

  • Visas

    Participants from outside the European Union (EU) should check whether or not a visa is required for entry into France.
    Please note: It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to investigate the visa requirements and to obtain it, if necessary.
    Please start the visa application process as early as possible and at least eight weeks prior to your departure. The organisers are not to be held responsible for the outcome of your visa application.

  • Who can participate

    All IFLA and EBLIDA members and non-members are invited to attend.
    If you are not yet a member, please consider joining us!
    IFLA please visit
    EBLIDA please visit

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