German Rectors' Conference and German Library Association emphatically welcome draft reform of copyright law
The reform of copyright law drafted by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and currently under discussion is emphatically welcomed by the HRK and the German Library Association e.V. (dbv). The research-friendly changes envisaged are an appropriate response to the increasing digitalisation of research, teaching and methods of lifelong learning, the resultant innovative usage possibilities and new technical conditions. There is the serious risk of Germany falling behind without appropriate reforms in support of education, research, teaching and instruction. Much to their dismay, the HRK and dbv realise that shareholders in the publishing sector are making false and misleading allegations in an attempt to block this legislative reform.