Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group

LIBER Webinar: EU Copyright Reform & Why Research Libraries Should Care

Posted: 22-05-2018 Topics: Copyright Strategy

Europe is preparing to implement significant changes to copyright law, and this will inevitably influence how research libraries function.

LIBER’s Copyright & Legal Matters Working Group has been actively participating in the copyright reform process, speaking up for research libraries and arguing for changes which will support better access to information and new technologies such as Text and Data Mining.

In this webinar, group members Ben White (British Library) and Helena Lovegrove (LIBER’s Advocacy Advisor) will share the latest news on the European Commission’s proposal, and the implications for research and libraries if the legislation is passed in its current form. Join us to learn more, and to find out how you can help shape the future of copyright in Europe.

Join us on Monday 4 June at 1500 CET.

Important Information

Room Capacity: Our webinar room can only host 100 participants. Registration does not guarantee a spot but does ensure that you will receive information on joining and an email after the webinar with links to the recording and slides. Alternatively, you can simply access the room at this link:

Arrive Early, Share A Connection: Since space is limited, we encourage you to join the room early to ensure a spot. We also encourate participants at the same institution to participate in the live webinar from a single location.

Recording & Slides: Following the webinar, we send a link to the recording and slides to everyone registered.



This LIBER webinar will feature two speakers:

Ben White – Benjamin has a background in publishing having worked for Pearson Education internationally, as well as for Ordnance Survey.

He is active in the Intellectual Property field within the UK having sat on a number of bodies including the BBC’s Creative Archive Advisory Board, the UK Government’s Creative Economy Programme (Competition and Intellectual Property), i2010 Digital Libraries Programme, as well as the Institute of Public Policy Research’s Advisory Board on Intellectual Property and the Public Sphere.

Benjamin currently chairs the copyright group of the Council for European National Librarians and  sits on the UK Intellectual Property Office’s Copyright Research Expert Advisory Group. He has spoken as an expert legal witness at the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament.

Helena Lovegrove – Helena Lovegrove is LIBER’s Advocacy Adviser. Helena has worked in EU public affairs for nearly two decades, and has recently focused on cultural heritage interests. Based in Brussels and working as an independent, she combines her work for LIBER with ongoing support to Europeana.

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