The Limits of Licensing: A Literature Review (Infographic)

LIMITS OF LICENSINGIFLA commissed a review of the available literature on the limits of licensing as a means of giving access to knowledge, in order better to understand the feasibility of universal licensing based solutions. The result draws on surveys, academic and grey literature in order to establish a complete picture of the challenges faced.

The infographic illustrate the main issues raised by the literature review through contractual clauses extracted from real licenses. It offers examples of provisions that limit what libraries can do with works they have bought.

The literature review by Svetlana Yakovleva and the executive summary are also available.

Studies, CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations

Last update: 19 February 2020