This survey sought to update the data last collected in 2008, in order to provide an overview of copyright legislation, bodies and current issues facing music libraries and their users in countries in which IAML has members.
The responses were discussed by the Copyright Committee, helping to shape the committee’s future agenda. The original survey questionnaire and the full document containing responses from 22 countries can be found below, providing a resource to assist librarians with issues such as identifying relevant legislation, licensing bodies and the cross-border applicability of exceptions.
Copyright Duractions and Exceptions (2018)
In 2018 a survey of IAML members was conducted to identify the range of copyright durations and exceptions that apply specifically to sheet music and sound recordings across different countries. Please note that the information has been provided by members on a “best efforts” basis and IAML is not liable for any inaccuracies that may be contained therein.