The latest key developments and commentary on international law and treaties which restrict the right to freedom of expression (FOE) on the basis of copyright. ARTICLE 19’s RIGHT TO SHARE DIGEST tracks updates on FOE and copyright law, news and debates.
By making copies available across borders on an unprecedented scale and at minimal cost, the internet has lead to an alarming increase in copyright claims at the expense of FOE. ARTICLE 19 advocates for copyright regulation which sets an appropriate balance with protection of FOE and supports creativity, the spread of knowledge and cultural expression. Our Right to Share Principles, available from 25th April 2013, set out a framework for such a balance based on international human rights standards.
The future work of the World Intellectual Property Organization on copyright policy after the success of the treaty to facilitate access to special format works for visually impaired people last June in Marrakesh is subject to controversy this week...
A Japanese government advisory panel Thursday adopted an interim report recommending creation of electronic publication copyrights for publishers to help deter pirated electronic books, government officials said.
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 August 2013 The global shift towards making research findings available free of charge for readers—so-called 'open access'—was confirmed today in a...
AUG 9 — The emerging Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) for 12 countries in the Pacific basin including Malaysia may threaten Internet freedom if the controversial intellectual property | What You Think | The Malay Mail Online...
The United States has signed the World Intellectual Property Organization Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.
The United States government is undertaking substantive review of, and strategy for, its intellectual property system, with an eye toward a major overhaul of aspects such as copyright. And stakeholders are leaping at the opportunity to comment.
German civil rights organisation Digitale Gesellschaft e. V. calls on European policy-makers to adopt remix rights in the European copyright legislation and invites everyone to submit a link to their favourite remix work.
World Intellectual Property Organization member states in July concluded the biennium work of the committee tasked with finding agreement on international legal tools to prevent misappropriation and misuse of genetic resources, traditional...
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