[A2k] WTO Public Forum - Session on Trade and Access to Knowledge, 28 September, 1pm, Room F

Carolina Rossini carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 07:30:02 PDT 2016


will there be a webcast?

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 3:23 PM, Stephen Wyber <Stephen.Wyber at ifla.org>
wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> For those of you in Geneva next week for the WTO Forum, I wanted to
> encourage you to come to the session on Trade and Access to Knowledge at
> 1pm on Wednesday in Room F. The subject is clearly not a foreign one to
> you, but hopefully the focus on exceptions and limitations in trade deals
> will be interesting, and we have a really excellent set of panellists.
>
> Please see more below, and in turn, I hope to see you there.
> Trade and Access to Knowledge
> Exceptions and limitations have been a key part of the international
> copyright system since its inception, protecting and promoting the goals of
> education and innovation. Twice a year, at WIPO’s Standing Committee on
> Copyright and Related rights, IFLA and others engage with a view to
> updating these and ensuring their broad application.
> However, while progress at WIPO is slow, legislative changes continue to
> happen. Trade deals in particular are signed, often reaching far into areas
> of competence traditionally thought of as purely national. Copyright terms
> are extended, rights to use works are controlled, provisions on getting
> around technological protection measures are introduced.
> The session will offer an opportunity to hear about how limitations and
> exceptions to copyright are faring both in multilateral discussions at
> WIPO, and in the current big free trade agreements on the table. It will
> look further at what implications these deals (may) have, for individuals,
> institutions offering access to information such as libraries, and the
> global copyright system. It will also look at whether they may be new
> models emerging, with bilateral or pluri-lateral trade deals pointing the
> way for global progress.
> Speakers include:
>
> ·       Marietje Schaake MEP, Member of the International Trade Committee,
> Vice-President of the Delegation for Relations with the United States,
> European Parliament [by video]
>
> ·       Michele Woods, Director, Copyright Law Division, WIPO
>
> ·       Maryant Fernández-Pérez, Advocacy Manager, EDRi
>
> ·       Jonathan Band, Founder, policybandwidth.com<http://
> policybandwidth.com>
>
> ·       James Love, Director, Knowledge Ecology International
>
> ·       Bernt Hugenholtz, Professor of Intellectual Property Law,
> Director, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
>
> We look forward to discussing this with you in Geneva at 1pm on 28
> September in Room F. We’ll be using the hashtag #TradeA2K, as well as
> #WTOPublicForum.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Stephen
>
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