[A2k] Int'l and Comparative Copyright User Rights, March 18

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Tue Feb 23 11:10:10 PST 2016

International and Comparative User Rights in the Digital Economy American University Washington College of Law March 18, 2016

American University Washington College of Law's Program and Information Justice and Intellectual Property and the American University International Law Review ("AUILR") will be conducting a symposium for the AUILR Focus Issue on International and Comparative User Rights in the Digital Economy. The Issue will present articles exploring 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.

This event is free and open to the public and will be live webcast. Registration, agenda and the link for the webcast is available at:



Moderator: Walter Park
Lucie Guibault, Datamining and Economics Sean Flynn and Mike Palmedo, Constructing a User Rights Index Carsen Fink, WIPO Global Innovation Index
 11:00	Coffee Break


Moderator: Peter Jaszi
Niva Elkin-Koren, Online Copyright Enforcement: Lessons to User-Rights Allan Rocha de Souza, Tracking User Rights Change in Brazil Peter Yu, Copyright Reform in Hong Kong
 1:00	Lunch


Moderator: Michael Carroll
Carys Craig, Restraining Copyright: The Role and the Risks of "User Rights"
Christophe Geiger and Elena Izyumenko, The Role of Human Rights in Copyright Enforcement Online: The Case of Blocking Injunctions in Europe Kim Weatherall, Positive safeguards for countering the international IP enforcement agenda in copyright and trade mark
 3:15	Break


Moderator: Pam Samuelson
Jyh-An Lee, Copyright Divisibility and Resultant Costs for Users Marcela Palacio Puerta Copyright, Technology, and Education For The 21st Century Jon Band, Why Libraries are Rejecting Orphan Works Legislation

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