Subject: Re: Implementation of the EU Lending Directive
From: Angelique Mattioli (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: ti 27 elo 1996 - 15:42:33 EEST
At 17:47 24/08/96 -0700, you wrote:
>Emanuella Giavarra asked about the situation of implementation of the Directive
>of Rental and Lending Rights.
>This directive has been implemented in Finland, too (1.5.1995). The Finnish
>Law has been changed according to this directive, but from the point of
view of the
>library lending the change has so far been more or less cosmetic.
>Our Copyright Law now gives the rightowners the right to get remuneration
>lending of their products to public. This right has, however, been limited
>following exception (a free translation): "There is no right for
remuneration, if the
>lending takes place in a public library, research library or educational
>This exception has ment that our library activities have continued as
>other solution would have been disastrous both for the state and library
>Vantaa City Library
>Secretary of the Finnish Libraries' Working Group on Copyright
I (and many colleagues) would like that exception to be in Belgian right.
And Belgium is still waiting for complements of law (arretes d'applications) to
use the new law in every day life. So nothing has really changed til now for
Medical Librarian & Public Librarian
Secretary - Association professionnelle des bibliothecaires-documentaliste.
INSTITUT DE PATHOLOGIE ET DE GENETIQUE,
allee des Templiers, 41,
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