Highlights From Two Global Copyright Days

 Posted by on May 6, 2016  Comments Off on Highlights From Two Global Copyright Days
May 062016
 

eiflEIFL campaign to mark UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day and WIPO World Intellectual Property Day 2016

[Teresa Hackett, Electronic Information for Libraries, Link (CC-BY)] In the digital environment, librarians deal with questions of copyright every day. But restrictive copyright laws can hinder the library’s efforts to provide access to knowledge. Two global copyright days – UNESCO’s World Book & Copyright Day that took place on 23 April, and WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April – presented a great opportunity to highlight the work that librarians in the EIFL network do to overcome copyright restrictions and serve library users.

We marked the two days with a social media campaign, which also featured EIFL’s wide range of multi-language resources on copyright, and showed how librarians in EIFL partner countries are using the resources to advance their work. Continue reading »

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17th EIPIN Congress in Strasbourg, on the topic “Intellectual Property and the Judiciary”

 Posted by on January 22, 2016  Comments Off on 17th EIPIN Congress in Strasbourg, on the topic “Intellectual Property and the Judiciary”
Jan 222016
 

EIPIN EventThe Center for International Intellectual Property Studies is hosting, in partnership with the members of the EIPIN network and the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts (Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland USA), the 17th EIPIN Congress, which will be held in Strasbourg, from the 28th to 30th January, Palais universitaire. The topic of the Congress will be “Intellectual Property and the Judiciary”.

The European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) was founded in 1999 and represents some of Europe’s leading institutes of research and teaching in intellectual property. EIPIN members are Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (University of London); Magister Lvcentinvs (University of Alicante), the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), the Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (Maastricht University) and CEIPI (University of Strasbourg) Continue reading »

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Statement of Conclusion for the IP and Development Track of the Fourth Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest

 Posted by on January 2, 2016  Comments Off on Statement of Conclusion for the IP and Development Track of the Fourth Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest
Jan 022016
 

gc2015 logo-400pxIP and Development Track Organizers, Reposted from global-congress.org

WRAP-UP NOTE 1: FEEDBACK ON BROAD DISCUSSION IN THE IP AND DEV TRACK – SET OF COLLECTED KEY POINTS

This year, the discussions included attention to broad perspectives on clarifying the meaning and reality of open collaborative innovation, as well as significant focus on the sub-themes of economic development (innovation and software patents, clean technologies, climate change and green patenting, issues of branding and plain packaging); sustainable development (agriculture and geographic indicators [GI]); policy, law and regulation (role of governments, patenting, compulsory licensing [CL], global institutions [particularly WTO, WIPO and WHO] and national institutions [particularly patent offices]). Trade dominated the discussions across the IP and Dev track, including the TPP and other issues, reflecting the strong global trade agenda. Continue reading »

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Dec 142015
 

gc2015 logo-400pxThe Fourth Global Congress will open tomorrow at the National Law University in Delhi, India. The website with the program and other details is here.

In advance of the meeting, the organizers have posted a series of discussions with some of the keynote speakers: Shamnad Basheer, Susan Sell, Michael Geist and Zakir Thomas.

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Leval on Fair Use and Google Books: A Sketch of a Story

 Posted by on November 16, 2015  Comments Off on Leval on Fair Use and Google Books: A Sketch of a Story
Nov 162015
 

butler150px[Reposted from TechDirt, Link] Last Thursday, Judge Pierre N. Leval, a renowned fair use scholar and judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, delivered the Fourth Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property (you can watch the recording at that link) at the law school where I teach, the American University Washington College of Law (whew). “Lecture” doesn’t really do it justice, though; Leval may have spoken in front of a lectern at a law school, but what he said was hardly dry or academic. Instead, it was a bravura exercise in storytelling, which is fitting, as storytelling and narrative are some of Peter Jaszi’s favorite subjects, second only to fair use. Continue reading »

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Judge Pierre A. Leval Speaks on Fair Use Cases at PIJIP’s Fourth Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

 Posted by on November 13, 2015  Comments Off on Judge Pierre A. Leval Speaks on Fair Use Cases at PIJIP’s Fourth Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property
Nov 132015
 

Pierre N. Leval - Judge, Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 7/99Last night at American University Washington College of Law, Judge Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit discussed the role of the fair use doctrine within the structure of copyright law. Judge Leval is responsible for introducing the concept of transformative use to United States fair use jurisprudence and his lecture provided an overview of the development of the doctrine to date. He is the author of the court’s opinion in Authors Guild Inc., et al. v. Google, Inc. (October 16, 2015) in which the court held that Google’s digitization of copyright-protected works, creation of a search functionality, and display of snippets from those works are non-infringing fair uses. Judge Leval also authored Toward a Fair Use Standard, 103 HARV. L. REV. 1105 (1990). Continue reading »

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Oct 262015
 

ethics evolvedNovember 3, 2015 | 11:00
McKinley Media Innovation Lab
American University

The AU School of Communications Faculty Forum, and the AU Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property will host a talk by Professor Aram Sinnreich in which he will discuss  his paper Ethics, Evolved: An International Perspective on Copying in the Networked Age.
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Sep 022015
 

American_University_Washington_College_of_Law_LogoAmerican University Washington College of Law’s Program and Information Justice and Intellectual Property and the American University International Law Review (“AUILR”) seek submissions for a AUILR Focus Issue on International and Comparative User Rights in the Digital Economy. A symposium for the issue will be held on March 18, 2016. Scholarships are available for accepted authors. Continue reading »

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AUILR & Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: User Rights Track Call for Papers

 Posted by on July 27, 2015  Comments Off on AUILR & Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: User Rights Track Call for Papers
Jul 272015
 

gc2015 logo-400pxThe User Rights track of the Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest (www.global-congress.org), Delhi, India, December 15-17, 2016, and a Focus Issue of the American University International Law Review seeks research contributions.

Accepted paper proposals will be given opportunities to present and seek feedback on their draft work at the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest December 14-17, 2015, and at a Symposium at American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. on March 18, 2016.

New publications on international and comparative law will be considered for publication in the American University International Law Review (Spring 2016).  Continue reading »

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Call for Participation: Access to Medicines Track at the 2015 Global Congress

 Posted by on July 6, 2015  Comments Off on Call for Participation: Access to Medicines Track at the 2015 Global Congress
Jul 062015
 

gc2015 logo-400pxMatt Kavanagh, Health GAP
Call for Participation & Call for Papers

Access to Medicines Track
Global Congress on Intellectual Property & the Public Interest

15 – 18  December  2015
New Delhi, India

The fourth annual Global Congress will be held this December in New Delhi, India and the Access to Medicines track is calling for participation from:

  • Scholars & researchers
  • Activists & civil society networks

Apply to participate in the full session of panels, workshops & strategy/messaging sessions: http://global-congress.org/participate. In addition, an important portion of the Congress will include presentation of research and papers on Access to Medicines.  When applying to participate you may indicate your interest in presenting a paper. Limited financial support for travel is available, with priority on participation from the global South. Please apply early if you will need assistance. Continue reading »

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Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: User Rights Track Call for Papers

 Posted by on June 22, 2015  Comments Off on Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: User Rights Track Call for Papers
Jun 222015
 

gc2015 logo-400pxThe User Rights track of the Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest[1], to take place in Delhi, India, December 15-17, 2016, seeks research contributions. The User Rights track will focus on how law and policy can play a key role in breaking down barriers to full participation in the digital economy through expansions of user rights — the rights of users to access, use and transform digital content to further social, economic, cultural and political purposes. User rights can be found in diverse fields of law, including in human rights (e.g. the right to freedom of expression and opinion, the right to participate in cultural heritage, the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress, the right to privacy, the right to health), in limitations and exceptions and enforcement policies in intellectual property laws, in net neutrality and other communication industry regulation, in consumer and competition protection, in privacy rights — including those related to the capturing of user data, in contracts and terms of service, and through other laws that protect the rights of users of the digital economy and the content shared through it. Continue reading »

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Mar 172015
 

cis-indiaThe Centre for Internet and Society, India (CIS-India) will be hosting the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and Public Interest (the Congress) at New Delhi, India. Our institutional partner, and the venue for this year’s Congress is the National Law University, Delhi.

Here are some important updates: Continue reading »

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