September 9, 2021
March 5, 2021
Japanese Copyright Law partly revised
A bill to revise the Japanese Copyright Law was approved by the Cabinet yesterday and released by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Please see below.
As to the revised bill, it doesn't seem to prevent services to overseas. However, these revisions are for domestic use only, and there were no clear statements regarding overseas. There are many parts that need more information and clarification. The NCC ILL/DD committee will continue to pursue those issues and will keep everyone informed.
February 06, 2021
NCC chair posted the NCC statement in Support of the Revision of Article 31 of Japanese Copyright Law as well as sent the letters to Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology, Agency of Cultural Affairs, and National Diet Library.
February 05, 2021
CEAL President announced the CEAL Statement in Support of the Revision of Article 31 of Japanese Copyright Law as well as sent the letters to Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology, Agency of Cultural Affairs, and National Diet Library.
January 20, 2021
The result of the public comment
Thank you for your participation in the public comment on the Interim Report of the Review of the Regulations on Library Rights Restrictions held in December 2020. The result has been published on the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunkacho)’s website. Please visit the following URLs. You can see the proposed revisions added in red in the second URL.
パブリックコメントのまとめ (Summary of the Public Comments)
更新後の報告書案 (Revised Draft)
In addition, an article was published on the National Diet Library’s Current Awareness Portal with the original (non-edited) version of comments by organizations.
January 6, 2021
Japan Post announced that they have again suspended several services from Japan to the US (Updated on December 24).
While this update should not impact NDL's photocopy delivery service since they use "letters" service, it might cause further delays to the arrival of deliveries.
December 15, 2020
Please send your comments to public comment on Interim Report of the Review of the Regulations on Library Rights Restrictions (図書館関係の権利制限規定の見直し（デジタル・ネットワーク対応）に関する中間まとめ」)
The Council for Cultural Affairs (文化審議会) of the Agency for Cultural Affairs (文化庁) is now conducting a public comment on Interim Report of the Review of the Regulations on Library Rights Restrictions (図書館関係の権利制限規定の見直し（デジタル・ネットワーク対応）に関する中間まとめ」) and will be closing at 23:00 on December, 21,2020 (Japan time).
For your convenience, the NCC ILL/DD committee also translated the comment form in English as well as extracted the comment points which correspond with the form. You can find these documents at the bottom of this news column. Please note that English translations are prepared by us and not official versions. Therefore, please let me know if you have any questions.
Please submit your opinion at https://pf.mext.go.jp/admission/17245-2-2.html
The most important points for us to consider for the comments (please see the file of comment points) are:
Please send your comments. We appreciate your corporation.
May 16, 2019
NDL has updated their website on Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries (図書館向けデジタル化資料送信サービス)