EBLIDA Newsletter November 2017
Amyluv's bookmarks 2017-11-18
"Library advocates had a meeting with Finnish MEP, Heidi Hautala, a deputy member of JURI Committee and fresh Vice President of the European Parliament, a couple of weeks ago. I represented both Finnish Library Association and EBLIDA, Kristiina Hormio-Poutanen was there for LIBER. We also had a couple of library lawyers from the Finnish National Library, of course. Listening to the lawyers, mostly involved with issues related to data mining, was educational, as it often is. Their impression was, that publishers are aiming to set up a monopoly on information. They want to own all of it, and they are eager to charge users for the use of any information, wherever possible. I can only confirm their impression, based on our experiences in library lobbying."