[A2k] Infojustice Roundup - April 15, 2013

Mike Palmedo mike.palmedo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 12:37:54 PDT 2013

Infojustice Roundup

*Creative Commons Global Summit – Call for Sessions and Lectures*

[Creative Commons Colombia] The Creative Commons Global Summit, to be held
this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has officially launched the Call for
sessions and talks. "Those attending the summit will discuss strategies for
strengthening Creative Commons and its worldwide community, learn about the
latest developments in the global commons movement, and show local and
international projects using Creative Commons licenses. It is an ideal
place to meet and present their ideas to the wider community of Creative
Commons. More importantly, this will be our first Summit in Spanish with a
Spanish section in the program. Click here for

*Access Copyright’s Desperate Declaration of War Against Fair Dealing*

[Michael Geist.ca]  Months after the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a
stinging defeat to Access Copyright by ruling for an expansive approach to
fair dealing and the government passed copyright reforms that further
expanded the scope of fair dealing, the copyright collective responded
yesterday with what amounts to a desperate declaration of war against fair
dealing. In the aftermath of the court decisions and legislative reforms, a
consensus emerged within the Canadian education community on the scope of
fair dealing. The fair dealing policies used guidance from the Supreme
Court to establish clear limits on copying and eliminate claims that the
law was now a free-for-all.  In developing those fair dealing policies,
however, many institutions no longer saw much value in the Access Copyright
licence. Click here for more. <http://infojustice.org/archives/29279>

*The Novartis Decision: A Tale Of Developing Countries, IP, And The Role Of
The Judiciary*

[Ahmed Abdel Latif] Much – if not everything – has been said about the
health innovation and access to medicines impact of the recent decision of
the Indian Supreme Court (SC) in the Novartis case. But there are broader
implications. The ruling is also a revealing tale about the changing role
of developing countries in the global intellectual property landscape and
the growing influence of the judiciary in these countries in the
implementation of international intellectual property rules. Click here for
more. <http://infojustice.org/archives/29311>

*Community Right To Access Unpublished Works Trumps Moral Rights Of Heir,
Argentine Court Says *

[Maximiliano Marzetti for IP Watch (CC-BY-NC-ND)]In a recent decision,
Ediciones de la Flor SA c. Fontanarrosa Franco s. Acción Mere Declarativa
(File No. 1420/08), the Court of First Instance in Civil and Commercial
Matters No. 12 of Rosario, the second largest city in Argentina, ruled that
the rights of the community to access unpublished works of a deceased
author are superior to the moral rights of one of his heirs to oppose such
publication. Roberto Fontanarrosa, a famous cartoonist and writer whose
characters are very popular in Argentina, died on 19 July 2007. After his
death, his widow, Gabriela Mahy, and his son from a previous marriage,
Franco Fontanarrosa, went to court to settle their rights. According to
Argentine Civil Code, when a person dies and leaves assets behind, it is
left to a judge to determine who the legal successors are and which assets
belong to each of them. In the meantime, the widow was appointed interim
manager by the court. Click here for the full story on IP

*Statement from Malaysian Public Health Organizations Opposing the Trans
Pacific Partnership*

[19 Public Health Groups] Generic medicines save lives by preventing,
curing and managing non-communicable and communicable diseases for all
Malaysians, especially the lower-income and marginalised groups. The United
States via the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is demanding
strict provisions that will reduce access to these affordable medicines. We
oppose the following provisions because deprivation of affordable medicines
will result in increased burden of disease, increased morbidity, and
indirectly, productivity and human resources losses that will affect the
economy of the nation. This economic and social burden will lie on the
government – when medicines are expensive, people will eventually run out
of money and turn to government hospitals for treatment. Click here for
more. <http://infojustice.org/archives/29306>

*Attack on affordable medicines continues in EU-India trade negotiations*

[Don't Trade Our Lives Away blog]   Thousands of people living with HIV,
cancer patient groups & public health activists rallied on the streets of
Delhi today calling on the Indian government to reject the EU’s demands in
the European Union–India Free Trade Agreement (EU–India FTA) negotiations.
The protests coincide with the visit of the the Hon’ble Prime Minister to
Germany to meet German Chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel with the FTA at the
top of the agenda. On 14-15 April, the Hon’ble Commerce Minister will be in
Brussels for ministerial level negotiations to finalise the FTA. Click here
for more. <http://infojustice.org/archives/29287>

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