Copyright exceptions, which are currently under discussion in WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), form an integral part of national copyright systems.They play an essential role in enabling the delivery of library services to the public and in achieving the copyright system’s goals of encouraging creativity and learning.
And that people who like things, tell other people.
The most important thing is that people read...” ― “I don't believe in colleges and universities.
For example, they allow libraries to make copies on behalf of students and others for research or study purposes, of works that might not otherwise be directly accessible to them.
Libraries also make interlibrary loans possible, providing local access to materials that normally reside in a library hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away.
The inspiring story of William Kamkwamba from Malawi underlines the difference a library can make.
Having borrowed a book about windmills from his local library, Mr.In addition to lending books, libraries are also involved in copying materials for research or private study purposes.Students cannot afford to buy every book, or pay for every television broadcast or journal they need to access for their studies. The exceptions and limitations that are an integral part of many national copyright systems play a critically important role in enabling libraries to deliver such services.That one book not only changed his life; it also transformed the lives of those in his village community.Such stories explain why many countries are eager to ensure that libraries continue to provide access to knowledge, learning and ideas.“[D]on't ever apologise to an author for buying something in paperback, or taking it out from a library (that's what they're there for. Don't apologise to this author for buying books second hand, or getting them from bookcrossing or borrowing a friend's copy.What's important to me is that people read the books and enjoy them, and that, at some point in there, the book was bought by someone.The resources and services they offer create opportunities for learning, support literacy and education, and help shape the new ideas and perspectives that are central to a creative and innovative society.They also help ensure an authentic record of knowledge created and accumulated by past generations.Kamkwamba learned how to build an energy-producing turbine for his village.On the strength of this experience he went on to study at a leading US university.