STM and IPA Statement in Response to the IFLA Draft Treaty on Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives
June 14, 2011
IPA and STM have had the opportunity to review the IFLA draft treaty Version 3.0 of 5 April 2011.
IPA and STM strongly believe that addressing underlying problems and progress on practical issues would require as a first step careful factual identification and analysis. Given the diversity of issues they should be systematically grouped, the underlying facts explored and then addressed.
However, the Text presented is a forgone conclusion based on an unbalanced perspective on copyright. In its current form the Text is not a constructive basis to address concerns and does not even clearly state what these might be. Download pdf below for complete Statement.