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Library of Congress: Can the LOC be saved? - POLITICO Magazine
John Palfrey and Brewster Kahle are mentioned as possible candidates....
Libraries  A2K 
september 2015 by osi_info_program
Global Congress 2015
please add to our list of events for the digest
A2K  event 
august 2015 by osi_info_program
Confusion Over Copyright Law Vexes Educators | MindShift
A great summary of recent articles - mostly from the Chronicle of Higher Education - about recent legal issues facing universities that are challenging the fair use of materials for educational purposes.
copyright  university  academia  news  a2k  david 
june 2011 by osi_info_program
World Blind Union Won’t Be Sidetracked In Quest For Treaty On Reading Access | Intellectual Property Watch
"The World Blind Union (WBU) recently announced that it suspended its participation in two industry-oriented initiatives to facilitate access and cross-border distribution of works for visually impaired readers, and reaffirmed the need for an international legal instrument."
tvi  wbu  a2k  news  wipo 
march 2011 by osi_info_program
Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright
"The ACA2K in-country research methodology has two main components: a doctrinal review and impact assessment interviews. By combining the findings from these two research components, supplemented by a secondary literature review, ACA2K researchers have been able to generate a picture of each study country's 'copyright environment' (the interaction between laws and practice)."
book  africa  a2k  research  copyright 
november 2010 by osi_info_program
Book review: "The international trade policy for technology transfers – Legal and economic dilemmas on Multilateralism versus Bilateralism"
IPKat sez: ""The importance of international technology transfer for economic development can hardly be overstated. But the wide range of interests among developed and developing countries has long been the cause of enormous political obstacles to the conclusion of efficient international agreements dealing with technology transfers"
TRIPS  a2k  book  resources  research  filetype:pdf  media:document 
november 2010 by osi_info_program
Edward Elgar - Competition Law, Technology Transfer And The Trips Agreement
New book: "‘This is the first ever book that addresses the important issue of the competition law, intellectual property and trade interface in a developing world context. The book’s unique contribution is a set of comparative case studies on this complex interface.’
– D. Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Levin College of Law, US"
TRIPS  a2k  competition  book  resources 
november 2010 by osi_info_program
Intellectual Property Watch » Blog Archive » WIPO Copyright Committee Agrees To Extra Time On Visually Impaired Access
"The World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee has reached an eleventh-hour agreement on a work programme that could help ease access to reading materials for the visually impaired.

The compromise text, reached in negotiations that stretched past midnight on the last evening of the 8-12 November meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), stipulates three extra working days for the next three meetings of the SCCR. These three working days will be dedicated to discussions on limitations and exceptions to copyright law. An annexed timetable to the text sets out specific steps for the SCCR to take on these issues over the course of 2011 and 2012."
tvi  WIPO  exceptions  limitations  a2k  news 
november 2010 by osi_info_program
Report on fundamental rights, and global copyright legislative best practise for access to knowledge in South Africa | Association for Progressive Communications
"This paper by Andrew Rens – commissioned by the APC – is meant to serve as a resource to support civil society’s A2K advocacy with respect to the upcoming South African copyright law reform process."
research  c_and_public_interest  a2k  southafrica 
november 2010 by osi_info_program
The African Copyright & Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project is probing the relationship between national copyright environments and access to knowledge in African countries.
"The African Copyright & Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project is probing the relationship between national copyright environments and access to learning materials in African countries."
africa  a2k 
october 2010 by osi_info_program
Intellectual Property Watch » Blog Archive » Campaign Aims To Take Back Consumer Rights Over IP-Protected Products
"Copyright and patent laws “are often misused” for reasons that have “more to do with limiting competition and preventing consumers from making innovative uses of their products” than they do with stopping piracy, global consumer advocacy group Consumers International plans to tell a UN internet meeting today."
consumerrights  a2k  copyright  UN  IGF 
september 2010 by osi_info_program
Global Information Society Watch
"Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2009 is the third in a series of yearly reports critically covering the state of the information society from the perspectives of civil society organisations across the world." Produced by HIVOS and APC.
report  internet_governance  a2k  accesstocommunications  oped 
july 2010 by osi_info_program
events: CI Global Meeting on A2K (21-22 April 2010, Kuala Lumpur)
The Consumers International Global Meeting on A2K [Access to Knowledge] 2010 is to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 21 and 22 April 2010.
a2k  events 
march 2010 by osi_info_program
African states in agreement on ABS - by Catherine Sasman
"In preparation of the finalisation of the access and benefit sharing international regime in Japan, Africa says it will enter negotiations as a unified block.

African leaders agreed that the continent needs a single, comprehensive and legally binding international regime on access and benefit sharing (ABS) of the world’s biodiversity and genetic resources"
a2k  environment  biodiversity  genetics  africa 
march 2010 by osi_info_program
Access to Knowledge in Egypt
Macarthur foundation-funded report on the state of a2k in Egypt
research  funding  egypt  oped  a2k 
march 2010 by osi_info_program
The manthan Award : India's best e-Content Practices
Winners of the 2009 awards include OSI grantee Tactical Tech, as well as Dhanax, a web-based micro-finance initiative, and the DAISY Forum of India.
india  southasia  microfinance  a2k  awards  ict4dev 
february 2010 by osi_info_program

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