[A2k] Reminder: KEI Brown Bag on Copyright tomorrow Wed. Feb 22, 12:30-2:30

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Tue Feb 21 09:59:27 PST 2012

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REMINDER: Wednesday February 22, 2012, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, KEI
will host a roundtable discussion on international copyright
negotiations. The location of the meeting will be 1621 Connecticut
Ave, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20009. There will be an opportunity
to participate by telephone, via toll free calls in many countries.
(To register or for details on call-in, email
manon.ress at keionline.org)

The topics to be discussed are the following International copyright

    * The United States Trade Representative (USTR) Annual Special 301
Report, which will be published around April 1.
    * The very aggressive proposals for the Intellectual Property
chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a trade
agreement involving the governments of Brunei, Chile, New Zealand,
Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Peru, Vietnam and the United States
(and possibly Thailand, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and the Philippines).
    * The UK Consultation on copyright policy
    * The Anti-counterfeiting trade agreement (ACTA)
    * The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing
Committee on Copyrigth and Related Rights negotiations on treaties for
broadcasting organizations, performers, and persons with disabilities,
and disucssions about copyright limitations and exceptions for
libraries and education.
    * WTO discussions on the copyright 3-step test.

The meeting will be a brown bag format. Bring your lunch (we will
supply the unhealthy sodas and bad coffee, and some cookies).

Manon Anne Ress
Knowledge Ecology International
1621 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009 USA
manon.ress at keionline.org

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