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Jerker Ryden

Senior Legal Advisor at National Library of Sweden


Jerker Rydén joined the National Library of Sweden in August 2007, and is Senior Legal Adviser. As Senior Legal Adviser, he assists the National Librarian as well as the different departments of the Library on legal matters, especially Copyright and other legal matters relevant to the making available of the library’s Corpus.

Over the past years Mr. Rydén has been appointed expert by the Swedish Government and participated in the revision of the Swedish Copyright Act, Data Protection, Electronic Legal Deposit Act as well as negotiated the MoU on Out of Commerce Works.

Mr. Rydén is Vice Chair of the Conference of European National Librarians' Working Group on Copyright. As Vice Chair he assists the Conference of European National Librarians [CENL] in advising the CENL on copyright law and policy. He represents the CENL in meetings, hearings and negotiations with the European Commission and other Stakeholders.

Mr. Rydén also represented EBLIDA in Licences for Europe WG 3.

Prior to joining the National Library in August 2007, Mr. Rydén was Senior Legal Counsel of the National Heritage Board. Prior to that he was Lawyer and member of the Swedish Bar and Member of SwedenBio ́s Expert Committee on IP Law

Mr. Rydén received his LL.M and BBA degrees from Stockholm University. After he received his degrees Mr. Rydén was Junior Judge at Uddevalla District Court. He currently serves on the Board of the Trust for Legal Information, Stockholm University.