Dialogue on Scenarios for Global Copyright Reform and Public Interest IP Agenda

 Posted by on June 21, 2011  Comments Off on Dialogue on Scenarios for Global Copyright Reform and Public Interest IP Agenda
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By ICTSD

The past decade has been a turbulent one for the global intellectual property system in general and for the international copyright regime in particular. On the one hand, there is a trend pressing for greater access to knowledge that is fuelled by an unprecedented growth in communication and information technologies. This is exemplified by the growth of open access initiatives, open source and collaborative models and demands for greater use of existing limitations, exceptions and flexibilities in intellectual property legislations and possibly the elaboration of new instruments in this area. On the other hand, there is a trend towards stronger enforcement of intellectual property rights beyond existing international standards with initiatives such as ACTA, three-strike measures in some industrialized countries and free trade agreements (TPP). Continue reading »

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