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“Copyright for Education and Research”

Aktionsbündnis „Urheberrecht für Bildung und Wissenschaft“

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Pressemitteilung 05/12
vom 15. November 2012

Aktionsbündnis unterstützt ENCES in seiner Forderung an den Bundestag, ein Leistungsschutzrecht für journalistische Presseerzeugnisse abzulehnen.

Das Aktionsbündnis „Urheberrecht für Bildung und Wissenschaft” hat in einer Pressemitteilung vom 29. Juni 2010 ein Leistungsschutzrecht für Zeitungs- und Zeitschriftenverlage als überflüssig und schädlich kritisiert.

Das Aktionsbündnis sieht weiterhin eine Gefahr darin, dass die vielfältige Medienwelt für die Arbeit in Bildung und Wissenschaft intransparent wird. Das könnte geschehen, wenn wichtige Orientierungsleistungen durch Suchmaschinen und andere Dienstleistungen im Internet wegen Lizenzbelastungen zurückgenommen würden.

Das Aktionsbündnis schließt sich der aktuellen Stellungnahme von ENCES (European Network for Copyright in Support of Education and Science) an, auch mit der Aufforderung an den Deutschen Bundestag, einen entsprechenden Gesetzentwurf der Bundesregierung abzulehnen.

Aktionsbündnis „Urheberrecht für Bildung und Wissenschaft”
V.i.S.d.P. Prof. Dr. Rainer Kuhlen (Sprecher)

ENCES' Press Release:

ENCES strongly disapproves of the current German proposals for a new ancillary copyright in small parts of journalistic articles in favor of media publishers.

The proposed new copyright norm can develop into a serious drawback for free information exchange in the Internet. The proposal would probably make the location and use of journalistic writing generally more difficult. There is a danger that search engines and other meta-information services will cancel their existing news services which will result in a major disorientation in the highly diversified media markets.

In addition, we are concerned that any such new 'right' would obstruct the long-accepted cataloguing and indexing activities of cultural institutions.

New restrictive rights are needless and unwelcome in the very complex field of intellectual property rights. Cultural institutions already have difficulty navigating copyright prescriptions, every day, for the benefit of users of cultural material.

Rather than relying on support by copyright law we invite the media/newspaper industry to develop innovative business models which will keep both access to media information open and the media/newspaper industry active and profitable in the Internet.

ENCES appeals to the members of the German Bundestag not to approve the draft of the German Government for this new ancillary copyright in favor of media publishers. And we also appeal to law-makers in other European countries not to affiliate to this approach from Germany.

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), 372 learned societies, federations and institutions as well as more than 7,250 individuals were subscribers to this declaration.

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

Next Relevant Dates
November 17 – 18, 2014PTB in Berlin Charlottenbburg
Annual meeting of the Coalition for Action in Berlin
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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...)

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

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