Information Sans Frontières (ISF) is a copyright Alliance formed in the Summer of 2011, which is designed to act as a platform for lobbying on copyright and IPR issues at a European level which concern research, teaching and learning. The founding partners are OSI (Open Society Institute), JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), Europeana, EBLIDA and LIBER.
The Alliance will represent the interests of LIBER members and their academics and students in Brussels to help create a European copyright framework which balances the needs of rightsholders with the interests of European researchers and users. Leading this work on behalf of the Alliance are Toby Bainton and Helena Lovegrove. In a digital environment, copyright and IPR issues are central in developing an academic-friendly copyright regime in Europe.
LIBER is proud to be supporting this Alliance, the work of which will support all LIBER members across Europe. Questions or comments on the Alliance should be directed, in the first instance, to Dr Paul Ayris (LIBER President) at firstname.lastname@example.org, who chairs the Alliance’s Steering Committee.
Attached you can find the Proposal for a Directive on certain permitted uses of orphan works – A memorandum addressed to the Council of the European Union by Information Sans Frontières.