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Conference announcement

C O N F E R E N C E    A N N O U N C E M E N T

LIBER - Ligue des Bibliotheques Europeennes de Recherche
Annual General Conference 1997

Pre-Conference "The Berne Convention in the Digital Age: What will 
happen after the WIPO Conference December 1996?"

Hotel Bellevue Palace, Bern 
Tuesday, 1 July 1997 14.00 - 17.30

The 1997 LIBER Pre-Conference will deal with the conclusions of the 
recent World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Conference on 
copyright, and the WIPO Copyright Treaty of December 1996. A panel of 
distinguished speakers will discuss aspects of this important topic: 
Mr Jukka Liedes chaired the WIPO Copyright Conference in December 
1996; Dr Joerg Reinbothe is responsible for drafting the new EC 
Directive on Copyright; Mr Helge M. Soenneland will discuss 
Government perspectives on the issue of Copyright; and Ms Emanuella 
Giavarra is Director of EBLIDA's European Copyright User Platfrom 
(ECUP) project.


14.00 - 14.30 The WIPO Copyright Treaty 1996 and its Consequences 
              (Mr Jukka Liedes, Ministry of Education, Helsinki)
14.30 - 15.00 The Initiative of the European Commission on Copyright 
              in the Digital Age 
              (Dr Joerg Reinbothe, European Commission, Brussels)
15.00 - 15.30 Discussion

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee

16.00 - 16.30 Striking the Balance: the Government View
              (Mr Helge M. Soenneland, Ministry of Cultural Affairs,
16.30 - 17.00 Access for the User: Libraries and the New Copyright
              (Ms Emanuella Giavarra, European Copyright User 
              Platform ECUP, The Hague)
17.00 - 17.30 Discussion                                           

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Registration and information details:

        Ms Gabi Schneider, Conference Secretariat
        Stadt- und Universitaetsbibliothek, Muenstergasse 61,
        CH-3000 Bern 7
        Tel. ++41 (0)31 320 32 87
        Fax  ++41 (0)31 320 32 99
        e-mail gaschneider _at__ stub.unibe.ch        

 Prof. Dr. Elmar Mittler
 Niedersaechsische Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek
 37070 Goettingen

 Tel. +551 39 52 10
 Fax  +551 39 52 22

 email mittler _at__ mail.sub.uni-goettingen.de

Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.