Until February 5th, everyone can share opinions on copyright with the European Commission through its Copyright Consultationand yes, your opinion counts. Anyone who works with researchers, or who cares about future library services and access to cultural heritage will be affected by the results of this consultation.
Not convinced? Try answering the following questions:
Would your library service be adversely affected if you had to request permission from the rights holder for every single hyperlink on your website?
Would you like to ensure that our born-digital cultural heritage is preserved and remains accessible for the future?
Would your researchers like to be able to borrow e-books (e.g. via inter-library loan) in the same manner that they can borrow analog books?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then you should respond to the consultation.