In the grip of a global pandemic, access to schools and libraries is limited to ensure the safety of all. However, the fundamental functions of libraries in all parts of the world remain unchanged: provide access to knowledge. Lending is and can be done safely and effectively by using “Controlled Digital Lending” (CDL), a practice integrating traditional library practices as well as technological protections measures and digital rights management tools. The lecture will explore the various legal frameworks for CDL.
Dr. Manon Ress is Director of Information Society Projects at Knowledge Ecology International, a non-government organization with offices in Washington, DC and Geneva. She is an active participant at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s meetings of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, and other multilateral and regional forums that discuss intellectual property rights, innovation and related topics. She is active in the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) working groups on intellectual property and information society, including the proposal for a Paris Accord between consumers and creative and inventive communities. Dr. Ress work has focused on the protection on consumer and user rights in intellectual property norm setting, the development and use of open standards, open access publishing, the development of open access user generated databases, the use of prizes and other alternative reward mechanism to reward creative and inventive activity, disputes over jurisdiction and the enforcement of intellectual property rights and speech torts, and the development of distance education technologies. Dr. Ress holds a B.A. and a Master’s Degree from the Université de Nice, France as well as a Master’s and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
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