Global Network on Copyright User Rights

 

Research

Model Flexible Use Clause and Supporting Documents

Publications by Network Experts

Technical Assistance

Letters and Submissions, re: Changes to Copyright Law

Copyright User Rights Policy Workshops

Further Resources/Analysis

Join or Contact the Network

The Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights was formed in 2011 by a group of leading copyright academics from around the world. The objective of the Network was originally framed in the Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, which called for “discussion of employing ‘open-ended’ limitations in national copyright legislation, in addition to specific exceptions.”

The work of the Network focuses on the publication of research and provision of technical assistance to explain how adopting more open, flexible and general user rights – both by adopting fair use-like open, flexible, general provisions, and by increasing the openness and flexibility of specific (non-general) exceptions – can promote social and economic interests.

  • Research. The project has produced multiple resources collecting and analyzing user rights in copyright law around the world. Our current research focuses on the creation of a database of increases in the openness, flexibility and generality of user rights over time in order to facilitate analysis of the impact of such changes on social and economic ends.
  • Technical Assistance. The project organizes submissions in public forums and hosts workshops for policy makers and stakeholders in copyright reform processes around the world.

 


JOIN OR CONTACT THE GLOBAL EXPERT NETWORK ON COPYRIGHT USERS’ RIGHTS

The Users’s Rights Network will continue to provide guidance and information to advocates and government officials in countries undergoing copyright reform.

JOIN: If you are a copyright expert or advocate interested in being part of the network, please fill out this very short form.

CONTACT: If you are an advocate or government official interested in receiving technical assistance form the network, email your inquiries to pijip@wcl.american.edu

GLOBAL EXPERT NETWORK ON COPYRIGHT USERS’ RIGHTS FOUNDING MEMBERS:

  • Ahmed Abdel Latif
  • Lila Bailey
  • Denis Barbosa
  • Lionel Bentley
  • Michael Birnhack
  • Carolyn    Botero
  • Ellen Broad
  • Robert Burrell
  • Michael Carroll
  • Alberto Cerda
  • Ronan Deazley
  • Niva Elkin
  • SeanFlynn
  • Christophe Geiger
  • Michael Geist
  • Daniel Gervais
  • Rebecca Giblin
  • Lucie Guibault
  • Gwen Hinze
  • Bernt Hugenholtz
  • Meredith Jacob
  • Peter Jaszi
  • Ariel Katz
  • Dick Kawooya
  • Howard Knopf
  • Kaya Koeklue
  • Oliver Metzger
  • Pedro Mizukami
  • Caroline Ncube
  • Sylvie Nerisson
  • Pedro Paranagua
  • Pranesh Prakash
  • Alan Rocha de Souza
  • Henning Ruse-Khan
  • Matt Sag
  • Pam Samuelson
  • Martin Senftleben
  • Jennifer Urban
  • Steph Von Gompel
  • Fred Von Lohmann
  • Kimberlee Weatherall
  • Hong Xue
  • Peter Yu
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