IFLA CLM Principles for Library Associations and Libraries in Approaches to Rightholders during the COVID-19 Pandemic

IFLA’s Advisory Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters has developed a set of principles for use by library associations in discussions with rightholders at the national level.

Aiming to address issues relevant to all library types, these set out a number of areas where actions can be taken which will allow libraries to maintain a comparable level of service to users as before the pandemic, using previously and legitimately acquired content.

The principles draw heavily on existing good practice examples in order to underline what is possible. 

Download the principles as a pdf.

Best Practices, CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Copyright exceptions and limitations, COVID-19

Last update: 28 May 2020