[A2k] Sept 12 Marrekesh Event at AUWCL

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Tue Sep 3 08:52:25 PDT 2013

This contains some corrections and additions form the version sent out last
week. Registration is now open.

American University Washington College of Law
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
 The 2013 Marrakesh Treaty: Providing Access to Copyrighted Works for the
Blind and Print Disabled
September 12, 2013
3:00 ­ 6:00 p.m., Room 603 reception to follow
American University, Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC
For Registration, CLE info, and Live Webcast:
RSVP also accepted via email to pijip at wcl.american.edu
<mailto:pijip at wcl.american.edu>
  The Marrekesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons
Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled was adopted at
a June 2013 Diplomatic Conference convened by the World Intellectual
Property Organization. The treaty represents a significant step toward the
goal of assuring equal opportunities to access text materials for all
persons, without regard to disability.  It is also a new departure in the
history of international intellectual property law:  the first international
treaty with the main focus on defining minimum standards for copyright
limitations and exceptions, rather than establishing conditions for enhanced
proprietary rights.
   On Thursday, September 12, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, the Program on
Information Justice and the Public Interest at the American University Law
School will host the first public forum on the new treaty.  Panels will
address ³The Road to Marrakesh² and ³Next Steps.²  The distinguished array
of panelists includes:  Prof. Justin Hughes, who led the U.S. delegation at
the Diplomatic Conference; Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National
Federation, along with NFB¹s treaty negotiator, Scott LaBarre; U.S.
delegation member Nancy Weiss. General Counsel of IMLS; Prof. Ruth Okediji,
who advised the Africa Group in treaty negotiations; Luis Villaroel
ofResearcher of Universidad Mayor, who advised Ecuador; consumer advocate
James Love of KEI; General Counsel Allan R. Adler of the AAP; Chris Marcich
of EMEA (the MPAA¹s European arm); Library Copyright Alliance counsel
Jonathan Band; Teresa Hackett of the European Federation for Intercultural
Learning; Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for
International Affairs at the USPTO; Prof. Lateef Mtima of the Institute for
Intellectual Property and Social Justice at Howard Law School; and Prof.
Danielle Conway from the University of Hawaii.  Prof. Peter Jaszi of PIJIP
will moderate.
Sign Interpretation will be provided.  Other accommodations are available
upon request to pijip at wcl.american.edu <mailto:pijip at wcl.american.edu>
The archived webcast will be captioned and available on the website one week
after the event.
A reception will follow the event at 6:00 PM.

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