UrhG
Coalition for Action
“Copyright for Education and Research”

Aktionsbündnis „Urheberrecht für Bildung und Wissenschaft“

About Us Göttingen Declaration of 2004 List of Signatories Dates & Publications Deutsch
Updated Demands of 2013 Please Support Us — Sign! Links

Why are the Coalition and its actions important?


Dr. Bruno Klotz-Berendes
head librarian
“Judging from my position as head librarian I notice frequent problems with a copyright that only insufficiently considers the interest of science and education. In the age of digital media universities are the institutions that are supposed to push the development in communication and education forward. The basic requirement to fulfil this task are legal conditions that support them rather than being an obstable.”


Dr. Harald Müller
library director
“In the field of science exists a continuing breach of copyright law because the law is formulated against the interests of science — and because no scientist understands the law. The purpose of copyright law is to bring about a fair balance between conflicting interests. This is still missing in the information society.”


Prof. Dr. Dr. E. R. Hilf
scientist
“As a professional scientist, external to a University, I am asked by scientific publishers and academic hiring committees to act as referee, of course on a honorary basis. For this I have to skim through several to many scientific papers for each referee report. But the commercial publishers insist that I pay about 30,- Euro for each (!) article to look through. Thus they obstruct the necessary work of refereeing from which they then profit by claiming a reputation as publishing a refereed journal.”




The Coalition for Action is based on the Göttingen Declaration which was signed since 2004 by research organizations, professional societies, institutions and individuals. [list of signatories]

The signatories meet once a year to elect the steering board, which in turn elects the board of speakers from their midst. [contact]
If you want to support the Coalition for Action financially, please donate to this non-profit association: “Urheberrecht für Bildung und Wissenschaft e.V.”. If you need a donation receipt, this non-profit association will like to issue one. Please let us know, your postal address by giving it in the bank transfer or sending it to quittung@urheberrechtsbuendnis.de (from a value of 50 Euro).
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Next Relevant Dates
November 11, 2014urhg
Göttinger Urheberrechtstagung
(mehr...)

November 17 – 18, 2014PTB in Berlin Charlottenbburg
Annual meeting of the Coalition for Action in Berlin
(program and registration from August)


News  
September 18th 2014

We are represented this week at the 70th German Jurists Day in Hannover with a stand. Visit us in the domed hall (more...)


August 21st 2014

The Coalition signed the The Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development (Lyon Declaration)


August 8th 2014§

Global coalition of access to research, science and education organizations calls on STM to withdraw its new model licenses which is not compatible with any Creative Commons licenses. (text of the statement)


July 17th 2014

Strategy of the Federal Government on the European Research Area (ERA):
“The Federal Government is striving to improve copyright law and thus take greater consideration of the needs of science, research and education in the digital age and to tap the potential of digitization in these areas. Specifically, it aims to introduce a blanket exemption for teaching and research purposes.” (Strategy paper)


May 15th 2014COAR Logo

The Coalition for Action supports the initiative taken for immediate open access to research articles and agains long embargo periods. (text of the statement)


May 11th 2014Rainer Kuhlen

Prof. Dr. Rainer Kuhlen:
„Eine umfassende Bildungs- und Wissenschaftsklausel wird gebraucht, keine leicht auszuhebelnde Schranke! Die vom Aktionsbündnis vorgeschlagene Klausel formuliert einen umfassenden Rechtsanspruch für freie Nutzung von publiziertem Wissen in Wissenschaft und Bildung.“ (more...)


December 2nd 2013:
Die Landesregierung Baden-Württemberg betritt in Sachen Open Access Neuland (more...)

November 27th 2013:
Bildungs- und Wissenschaftsschranke im Koalitionsvertrag (more...)

Oktober 14th 2013:
Zehn Forderungen gegen den Reformstau beim Wissenschaftsurheberrecht (more...)

Publications
publication Information als Vitamin für Innovation: Schanken oder Lizenzen für Forschung und Lehre?
Compilation for the annual meeting on October 10, 2013

publication Breite Unterstützung für eine umfassende Verbesserung des Urheberrechts für Bildung und Wissenschaft
Evaluation of a survey and policy implications, September / October 2011

publication Flyer of the Coalition

Relevant Links
facebook facebook page of the Coalition

IUWIS project is developing a social networking for the topic of copyright in education and research.