Licensed to fill? | EIFL
"Document delivery is a vital service in meeting the particular information needs of individual researchers, students and scholars. In January 2012, the British Library, one of the world’s largest research libraries, ceased its international document supply service that was supported by a copyright exception (known as the Overseas Library Privilege Service), to protect the library from claims of copyright infringement. The service was replaced with a publisher-approved licensing arrangement, known as the International Non-Commercial Document Supply (INCD) service. Data about the new licensed arrangement, obtained by EIFL under a Freedom of Information request, show that the impact on access to information has been dramatic. The case of the British Library illustrates that international document delivery should be regulated by copyright law, not by licences ..."