The 2013 ‘Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest’ Research Survey

 

Between July and September, 2013, we surveyed members of the Global Congress community to learn more about their projects and priorities. We invited participation through email lists and solicited anyone who had either been to a Global Congress, been invited to one, or expressed interest in coming.  We received around 90 responses.

Rather than create an agenda document, we’ve decided to let the responses speak mostly for themselves.  We’ve split them into two parts: a searchable, sortable database for Current Projects (below) and a series of posts on Research Priorities (forthcoming on Infojustice) that compile perspectives on research opportunities and its relationship to policymaking in the next several years.

Here are the caveats: The responses are drawn from–but do not exhaustively reproduce–the responses we received.  Responses have been cherry picked, edited, and loosely organized under primary themes.  We favored detailed responses over lists of projects or statements of general interests or concerns.  The list is also quite limited: it attributes projects to the person or persons who reported it–not necessarily to all contributors to a project.   We can, of course, make adjustments where the attribution is clearly inadequate (let us know if that’s the case).  But we are not aiming for a rigorous accounting of the research field, just a useful one given the usual constraints on time and resources.  If this proves popular, we can discuss expanding it as part of future Global Congresses.

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Topics

Governance, Participation, Trade Agreements

Public Health, Access to Medicines

Practices and Attitudes, Piracy / Informality, Public Understanding of Copyright

Tech Innovation Systems and Patents, Open Innovation, Tech Patents, Patent SystemUniversity Tech Transfer, Biological Patents

Creative Incentives and Remuneration, Collecting Societies, Licensing, Copyright’s Incentives, Remuneration, Creative IndustriesAlternative Business Models

Copyright Reform, Users’ Rights, Access to Cultural Goods, Educational Materials, Libraries

Enforcement, Privacy and Surveillance

Trademark, Geographical Indicators, Traditional Knowledge

IP/A2K Social Movements and Activism, Capacity Building

Adjacent Issues

Geographical Focus

Global, Latin America, Africa, MENA, Europe, South Asia, USA, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Poland, China, Russia, South Africa, India, Ethiopia

 

Priorities for Future Research

Intro and International Comparison and Cases
Copyright Reform, Users’ Rights, and Enforcement
Trade, Patents, and Health
Cultural Economies
Methods, Communication, and Social Movements

 

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Primary Investigator(s) and/or Person Who Reported ItResearch VenueProject TitleTopic(s)Geographical FocusDescription
Carolina Botero
Pedro Mizukami
Ronaldo Lemos
Others
Karisma Foundation, ColombiaCollecting Societies in Latin AmericaIncentives and Remuneration for Creative Work
Collecting Societies
Latin America
Brazil
Jamaica
Colombia
This project is part of the larger Alternative Business Models project on alternative compensation systems in Latin America (partners in Brazil, Jamaica and Colombia). It examines issues of regulation, transparency and accountability, the relationship with new social media entities that perform overlapping functions (like YouTube).
Alek TarkowskiCentrum Cyfrowe, PolandIncentives and Remuneration for Creative Work
Collecting Societies
PolandAn economic study of the financial statements of Polish collecting societies, demonstrating the flows of funding (and their inefficiencies) that shape the delivery of royalties to creators.
Michael GeistUniversity of OttawaCollective Copyright ManagementIncentives and Remuneration for Creative Work
Collecting Societies
CanadaEffectiveness and potential administrative reforms in Canada, and accountability of collective rights management organizations.

 

 

 

 

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