EU libraries plan 'threatens copyright'

<p>A plan by the European Commission to digitise the contents of Europe's libraries has been branded a threat to copyright laws by the Federation of European Publishers.</p><p>Anne Bergman-Tahon, Federation of European Publishers director-general, said she feared the Commission's acknowledgement that, while present copyright protection remained, there would be a "black hole" where 20th-century works were concerned. "The Commission says it's going to digitise the content but cannot make it available because of copyright law. It suggests a review of the copyright legislation in Europe, and th...

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