recently held an awareness day that included releasing messages of support from members of the European Parliament.
director Vincent Bonnet says the current copyright rules as they apply to internet-based content have resulted in a "fragmented copyright landscape and a patchwork of legislation throughout the continent.
(European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations) and the NAPLE (National Authorities on Public Libraries in Europe) Forum have organized the 22nd EBLIDA
-NAPLE Conference under the theme Libraries in Transition: Changes?
He contributed to a document produced by EBLIDA
in response to the Commission.
In a statement commenting on the outcome of recent LFE dialogues between the EC and digital economy stakeholders, EBLIDA says: "Although licensing has an important role to play, it cannot be the only solution for the many issues discussed during Licensing for Europe.
Bonnet says EBLIDA believes the EC "should take a grip on copyright reform and act transparently on that.
and we look forward to continuing dialogue with EBLIDA.
EBLIDA wants the EC to initiate changes to copyright regulations that would enable libraries to acquire and lend ebooks with "adequate remuneration to authors and other rights' holders," according to a recent statement.
EBLIDA is hopeful that the slow wheels of EU policymaking may be moving on this issue.
EBLIDA (European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations) is scheduled to report the results of a survey of ebook lending issues and experiences at European libraries at its annual conference to be held in May in Milan, Italy.
Vincent Bonnet, EBLIDA editor, commented on early results of the survey, noting that it "shows that the situation in Europe is really fragmented.
The 20th EBLIDA
Annual Council Meeting and Conference, titled the Democracy Development in a New Media Environment, will be held May 10-11 in Copenhagen.