Limiting User Rights In Libraries

Pirate Party Darmstadt criticized ruling of the OLG Frankfurt, which has higher regional court (OLG) of Frankfurt in libraries further restricted the rights of users of electronic reading places. In a report by heise online, it says that in the appeal of the Stuttgart trade publishing Ulmer forbidding the judge the possibility of partial expression of digitized works still approved by the first instance ULB Darmstadt against the. Previously, the Frankfurt regional court in the case had already outlawed the creation of digital copies of library users and storing on a USB stick and the ride home. The judge ignore so that the fundamental “right to private copying for scientific use” paragraph 53 of the licence (UrhG), in which is anchored. For the affected library, only the right to remain their ‘own stocks to digitize and provide for research and private study to the polling site on electronic reading places”( 52 b UrhG). This has the consequence that the TU Darmstadt a sensible use of no longer allow for the ULB-produced digital media can and must set the previous offer of electronic reading places completely. The Darmstadt Pirate Party criticized the ruling of the OLG Frankfurt and joins the Federal Government and the Bundestag the appeal of the Action Alliance “Copyright for education and science”, “not to further reinforce the protective rights in copyright law” but instead flexible and liberal to take into account the needs of users and the benefit of a permissive approach to knowledge and information, not least in the interests of the economy.

The Pirate Party demands that this supports produced knowledge will be all citizens without any time delay in public environment and with taxpayer money free of charge at the disposal. We support the Berlin Declaration of the open-access movement and require the making available of the scientific and cultural heritage of humanity over the Internet according to the principle of open access. We viewing it as a task of the State, this principle at the him funded and sponsored institutions to enforce. (Andre de Stefano) The Pirate Party of Germany is a party within the meaning of the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany and of the law on political parties. Objectives of the Pirate Party are primarily the defence of civil rights, informational self-determination, education, copyright and open access. The Darmstadt District Association and the District Association of Darmstadt-Dieburg, the pirate party pursue these goals in terms of grassroots democracy. For more information,