Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Estonia

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Estonia

Article excerpt

In 2010 the Estonian Music Library Association (EMLA, Estonian branch of IAML) had 15 members: 12 institutional and 3 individuals. The board members: Kaie Viigipuu-Kreintaal (President, Tallinn Central Library), Heidi Heinmaa (Secretary, Estonian National Library), Avo Kartul (Tartu University Library), Ene Roost (Parnu Central Library), Meery Salu (Tartu City Library), Ilvi Rauna (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Library) and Viive Valper (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir). EMLA is an institution that is a member of both Estonian Music Council and the Estonian Music Information Centre.

In 2010, the activity to find a solution for free home lending of videorecordings continued. Estonian Copyright Law only enables libraries to lend out videorecordings when every library makes an agreement with every producer and pays them a fee. In June, an application was sent to the Minister of Culture suggesting a change in the Copyright Law so that the owners of neighbouring rights are not able to prevent library lending but they still maintain the right to a lending fee. This application was from EMLA together with all central libraries and The Association of Estonian Librarians.

There had been interest in the national media about this issue but The Ministry found the subject embarrassing so that there was no real discussion between the interested groups. …

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