Centrum Cyfrowe &
Knowledge Rights 21

KR21 National Coordination
in Poland

Knowledge Rights 21 aims to mobilise a strong and sustainable national network of copyright advocates, supporting a delivery of a legal and policy reform necessary to achieve a 21st century worthy access to research, education and culture.

Centrum Cyfrowe is privileged to be the programme’s National Coordinator in Poland. Our aim is to advocate for change, build bridges and create space for dialogue and understanding necessary to catalyse change in relation to the needs of libraries, research, education and culture on national and regional level. Meet other National Coordinators.

Who are we? Centrum Cyfrowe (FCC) is a think-and-do tank based in Warsaw (Poland) that supports openness and engagement in the digital world. Together with experts and practitioners open to change, it conducts research and creates space for new ideas, skills and tools development. It strives to ensure that the social interest is always in the first place in the relationship between humans and technology.

Contact Katarzyna Strycharz for details.

Our team

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Maja Drabczyk

Head of policy and advocacy,

Centrum Cyfrowe Foundation

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Katarzyna Strycharz

Public policy specialist,

Centrum Cyfrowe Foundation

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Dr Konrad Gliściński

Intellectual property expert,

Centrum Cyfrowe Foundation / Jagiellonian University

Study on Secure Digital
Lending in Libraries

The study will provide a comparative analysis of the current state of copyright law regarding the possibility for libraries to digitise and lend books under national and European law, covering all EU Member States and a selection of Council of Europe Member States. Based on the findings the study will consider ways to facilitate the provision of Secure Digital Lending (SDL) by libraries within the norms of copyright law.

The main goal of the research is to help understand better the legal standing of digitisation and lending under European law, to identify Member States in which such lending may already be legal without any legislative changes, where it could be legalised through national legislative changes and where, if applicable, EU-level legislative changes would be required.

The principal investigator is Dr. Konrad Gliściński LL.M. (Centrum Cyfrowe/ Jagiellonian University). The study will be conducted in partnership with researchers from the Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration, Future Law Lab.

The final research report will be published in 2023. Next to the report, to scale up its outreach, a scientific article will be prepared based on the results of the research.


Katarzyna Strycharz

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