[Ip-health] PIJIP Releases Series of Working Papers on International Intellectual Property Enforcement

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Tue Sep 21 08:04:20 PDT 2010



PIJIP Releases Series of Working Papers on International Intellectual
Property Enforcement



September 21, 2010


Contact: Sean Flynn


sflynn at wcl.american.edu 


The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at
AU Washington College of Law is publishing a series of working papers on
the public interest impact of current efforts to negotiate and
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Our call for papers was
issued at the close of our June conference on the expansion of
international enforcement of intellectual property, which brought
together leading academics and civil society groups from numerous
countries on six continents. PIJIP has released the first papers in the
series in advance of the next ACTA negotiating round, scheduled for the
last week of September.  We will continue to release additional papers
throughout September and October.  


The papers are available at:
http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/research/. The project also
launched a new blog series in which public interest advocates and
academics are defining specific amendment needed in ACTA to promote
public interest concerns.


"These papers and the blog series are elements of our project to promote
public analysis and deliberation over a wide reaching international
intellectual property agreement that continues to be negotiated with no
real opportunity for public input," said Sean Flynn, Associate Director
of PIJIP. "Unfortunately, the U.S. continues to be the lone vote among
the ACTA parties preventing public release of the negotiating text and
the administration has not held a single on-the-record public meeting on
ACTA since text was released in April. Clearly if public spaces are to
be created to debate this agreement, it will have to be done by
universities and other elements of civil society themselves."


The first PIJIP Research papers to be released are:  


-          Baker, Brook. ACTA: Risks of Intermediary Liability for
Access to Medicines

-          Bannerman, Sara. WIPO and the ACTA Threat 

-          Bridy, Annemarie.  ACTA and the Specter of Graduated Response

-          Dent, Alexander.  Flouting the Elmo Necessity and Denying the
Local Roots of Interpretation: "Anthropology's" Quarrel with ACTA and
Authoritarian IP Regimes

-          Malcolm, Jeremy. Public Interest Representation in Global IP
Policy Institutions

-          Maybarduk, Peter. ACTA and Public Health

-          Michael, Gabriel.  ACTA, Fool: Explaining the Irrational
Support for a New Institution

-          Rens, Andrew.  Collateral Damage: The Impact of ACTA and the
Enforcement Agenda on the World's Poorest People

-          Seuba, Xavier,  Joan Rovira, and Sophie Bloeman.  Welfare
Implications of Intellectual Property Enforcement Measures


The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at
the Washington College of Law promotes public interest approaches to
domestic and international intellectual property law through advocacy,
events and the provision of legal and consulting services.  PIJIP's
activities focus on a balanced approach to intellectual property and
other legal regimes that reward creators while ensuring broad public
access to information and its products.


Mike Palmedo

Assistant Director

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20016

T - 202-2274-4442 | F - 202-274-4495

mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu


More information about the Ip-health mailing list