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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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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Announcing the Institutional Partner for the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest 2015

 Posted by on January 20, 2015  Comments Off on Announcing the Institutional Partner for the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest 2015
Jan 202015
 

NLUAs you might know, the Centre for Internet and Society, India will be hosting the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest at New Delhi, India.

We’re pleased to welcome on board National Law University, New Delhi (“NLU-D”), as our Institutional Partner.  NLU-D will be the venue for the Congress, later this year. (http://www.nludelhi.ac.in/) Continue reading »

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Global Congress IV: December, 2015, New Delhi, India

 Posted by on July 30, 2014  Comments Off on Global Congress IV: December, 2015, New Delhi, India
Jul 302014
 

cis india[Anubha Sinha, CIS-India, Link (CC-BY)]  We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Internet and Society will be hosting the fourth edition of the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest at New Delhi, India, tentatively in the first two weeks of December, 2015. This post seeks your participation and invites your queries and suggestions for the event. Continue reading »

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Convergence Of Who’s Who In IP, Innovation, Public Interest In Africa

 Posted by on December 16, 2013  Comments Off on Convergence Of Who’s Who In IP, Innovation, Public Interest In Africa
Dec 162013
 

IP Watch Logo[William New for IP Watch, Link, (CC-BY-NC-ND)] CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – Academics, advocates, lawyers, government officials and others meeting this week helped launch several new books and research tools to better understand the relationship of intellectual property, development and social issues. In particular, discussion in the early part of the conference focused on a book revealing evidence from extensive primary research on the ground in 13 countries across the continent. Continue reading »

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Third Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest and Open A.I.R. Conference on Innovation and IP in Africa

 Posted by on December 9, 2013  Comments Off on Third Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest and Open A.I.R. Conference on Innovation and IP in Africa
Dec 092013
 

2013 GC-OA logo[Open Air, Link to conference website (CC-BY-SA)] This week, from 9 to 13 December 2013, delegates from national and international governmental entities, the private sector, civil society and academia are gathered for five days of interconnected events in Cape Town, South Africa. Hosted by the University of Cape Town (UCT), participants are engaging with diverse perspectives and future scenarios for intellectual property (IP), innovation and development during the combined 3rd Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest and Open A.I.R. Conference on Innovation and IP in Africa.

Presentations and Workshops

The five days of Congress & Conference events are featuring a mix of keynote speeches to plenary sessions and specialised presentations to smaller breakaway groups and workshops. Participants will break into thematic tracks in order to receive targetted presentations and conduct in-depth scrutiny of the present status of key current strands of public interest engagement with global and national IP regimes. The five thematic tracks are : (1) user rights; (2) access to medicines; (3) enforcement; (4) openness; and (5) traditional knowledge. Participants will also attend workshops proposed and convened by their fellow participants, so as to ensure that the Congress & Conference address all matters of current concern to the IP experts who make the journey to Cape Town. Continue reading »

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Aug 172013
 

open-air logo[Global Congress/Open Air, Link] In December 2013, delegates from national and international governmental entities, the private sector, civil society and academia will gather for five days of interconnected events in Cape Town, South Africa. Hosted by the University of Cape Town (UCT), participants will engage with diverse perspectives and future scenarios for intellectual property (IP), innovation and development during the combined 3rd Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest and Open A.I.R. Conference on Innovation and IP in Africa, running from 9 to 13 December 2013 in Cape Town. These concurrent events are being convened at the historic Breakwater Lodge conference centre in Cape Town’s Waterfront district. Continue reading »

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May 132013
 
Photo of Cape Town by Hilton 1949, CC-BY-SA

Arial view of Cape Town by Hilton1949 (CC-BY-SA)

9-13 December 2013, Cape Town, South Africa

In December 2013, delegates from national and international governmental entities, the private sector, civil society, and academia will gather for five days of interconnected events in Cape Town. Participants will engage with diverse perspectives and future scenarios for intellectual property (IP), innovation and development during the Open A.I.R. Conference on Innovation and IP in Africa (9-11 December) and the 3rd Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest (11-13 December). Continue reading »

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Webcasts and Notes from the Opening Plenary of the 2nd Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

 Posted by on January 7, 2013  Comments Off on Webcasts and Notes from the Opening Plenary of the 2nd Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest
Jan 072013
 

The second Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest opened on December 15th in Rio de Janeiro, hosted by the Center for Technology and Society at Fundação Getulio Vargas.  The first day featured a series of plenary speakers.  The webcasts are available here.  This blog contains a very abbreviated account of the talks:

Tim Lee described the growing push for copyright reform from American conservatives.  His talk included mentions of conservative opposition to SOPA, the recent Republican Study Commission report arguing for copyright reform that was instantly retracted, and Jerry Brito’s new book “Copyright Unbalanced.”  He argues that there is something of a clash between younger and older conservatives, but that the ideas behind the conservative opposition to copyright are here to stay.  Continue reading »

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