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Press release 05/10
30 June 2010

ENCES – New European lobby organisation for Copyright in Education and Science founded

The Coalition for Action "Copyright for Education and Research" is pleased to announce:

A new academic organisation dealing with copyright in a European context was founded on 29 June 2010 in Berlin. The "European Network for Copyright in Support of Education and Science (ENCES)" is working towards the improvement of the European Copyright legislation with a focus on the needs of education and science. The members of the group consider worldwide and unlimited access to information a necessity so that European researchers and academics can continue to work on the cutting-edge of research and stay connected to the international developments in science. Even though digital communication made information more available and accessible than ever before in the history of mankind, copyright regimes increasingly erect artificial borders that get in the way of scientific freedom and the pursuit of knowledge.

In the European Union copyright legislation is no longer merely a national issue but operates on the level of a system of European framework directives. For that reason it is crucial for the European research community to come together and work through the pressing issues surrounding intellectual property and information regimes in order to be able to represent their essential interests. All individuals and organisations supporting the objectives of ENCES and residing in a European country are welcome to become members of the association. ENCES is presently in the process of completing the bureaucratic requirements to register as an association in accordance with the German law and subsequently plans to apply for charitable status. As soon as the registration will be accomplished the first full general meeting of ENCES will take place.

Please find more information and contact at the website of ENCES.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Kuhlen
Speaker for the Coalition for Action "Copyright for Education and Science"

The Coalition for Action "Copyright for Education and Research" (http://www.urheberrechtsbuendnis.de/) was founded in 2004 in connection with the amendment of copyright legislation in Germany. The Coalition for Action lobbies for a balanced copyright and demands free access to worldwide information at any time from anywhere for everybody active in public education and research. The Coalition for Action is based on the Göttingen Declaration on Copyright for Education and Research of 5 July 2004. Six members of the alliance of German research organizations (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V., Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V. and Wissenschaftsrat), more than 365 learned societies, federations and institutions as well as more than 7,200 individuals were subscribers to this declaration. Speakers of the Coalition for Action are Prof. Dr. Kuhlen (Konstanz), Dr. Müller (Heidelberg), Dr. Sepp (Kassel). More information on demand by: rainer.kuhlen at uni-konstanz.de, hmueller at mpil.de and sepp at physik.uni-kassel.de.

Further information on the topic of a Copyright for Education and Research can be found at IUWIS.

October 15 – 16, 2015Brandenburger Tor, 2009 by Th. Severiens
Annual Meeting of the Coalition in Berlin
Program and Registration

September 18ths/sup> 2015 publication publication publication
Folders on published.
June 17th 2015

The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has in its meeting on June 16, 2015 voted on the so-called “Reda Report” about the evaluation of a European copyright. It was agreed, among others, the estimation of the author, that „…libraries make an indispensable contribution to knowledge distribution and are intended to be authorized inter alia to the right of borrowing information in its digital format…“ In parallel, Reda stresses that authors should be granted an appropriate reward for this digital lending. (more)

May 8th 2015

The requirement to set up a comprehensive exception to the rights of education and science in copyright law, initiated by the Coalition for Action and by ENCES, is now arrived at the vice president, Digital Single Market of the EU Commission, Andrus Ansip, through a letter of C4C. (letter)

May 6th2015

Today the EU presented its vision for ‚A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe‘. Section 2.4. touches upon copyright issues for education and science, specifically on text and data mining. Our Coalition will follow the ongoing debate about the EU copyright reform and will promote the need for a comprehensive exception in favour of education and science. (more)

April 22nd 2015

To the World Book and Copyright Day it is recalled: authors, education and research need access. (more)

April 20th 2015

Prof. Dr. Rainer Kuhlen zum § 52b Urteil des BGH:
„Für Bildung und Wissenschaft [..] ist die Entscheidung ein wichtiger Schritt in Richtung eines bildungs- und wissenschaftsfreundlichen Urheberrechts.“ (more)

January 26th 2015Flyer zum Zweiverwertungsrecht

Informationsblatt zum Zweitverwertungsrecht für wissenschaftliche Artikel erschienen. Falls Sie größere Stückzahlen zum Auslegen bei Tagungen etc. benötigen, kontaktieren Sie uns einfach.
(Flyer zum Selbstausdrucken...)
December 4th 2014

Aktualisierter Textvorschlag einer allgemeinen und umfassenden Bildungs- und Wissenschaftsklausel vorgestellt (more)

older news is available from our archive
on Folder on our Current Demands
Version: August 2015

on Folder on a Comprehensive Copyright Clause in Support of Education and Science
Version: August 2015

on Folder on the Right for a Second Publication for Scientific Articles
Version: July 2015

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

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