Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: Register Now

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW. Washington, DC 20016
August 25-27, 2011 | Room 603

REGISTRATION: http://goo.gl/a4HKO
DEADLINE:  August 23, 2011

[To register, go the pull down menu under the “Event Information” subtitle, select the Global Congress event and fill out the rest of the form.]

The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest will bring together scholars, policymakers, and policy advocates to discuss and deliberate about opportunities for constructing a positive policy and research agenda.  Further information is available at the Global Congress hompage.

The opening session will begin at 1pm August 25 with a public discussion about the changing technological and policy landscape that affects creative and innovative activities. It will be in plenary session and will be open to the public and webcast live and on demand. Prior to the opening, international experts will hold a public press event to release two draft reports commissioned by the EU Parliamentary Greens on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), and to analyze the public interest impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Agenda

10:00 Press Availability: ACTA and the TPP [Participants]

Opening of the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

1:00 Welcome Remarks by Prof. Sean Flynn
1:15 Introduction, Dean Grossman
1:30 Keynote Presentations 
  • Peter Jaszi, American University Washington College of Law
    IP Expansion and What to Do About it
  • Pam Samuelson, Berkeley Law
    Changing Technology and Public Interest Legal Reform
  • Bernt Hugenholtz, University of Amsterdam
    Framing the Public Interest Agenda in Copyright
  • Carlos Correa, University of Buenos Aires
    Perspectives from the South on IP and Innovation
3:30 Moderated Discussion
4:00 Coffee
4:15 Panel: Toward Positive Agendas in International Intellectual Property Law 
  • Ahmed Abdel Latif, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (Moderator)
  • Nandini Kotthapally, Government of India, Permanent Mission to WIPO
  • Jamie Love, Knowledge Ecology International
  • Sangeeta Shashikant, Third World Network
  • Amy Kapczynski, Berkeley Law
  • Matt Schruers, Computer and Communications Industry Association
6:30 Closing – Michael Carroll
6:45 Reception

AUGUST 26-27: CLOSED SESSIONS AND WORKING GROUPS [AGENDA]

Hosts and sponsors: WCL Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Fundação Getulio Vargas’s Center for Technology and Society (Brazil), the American Assembly at Columbia University and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (Geneva), Google Inc., the International Development Research Centre, Open Society Foundation, the Institute for Global and International Studies at George Washington University, Seattle University School of Law and the American University International Law Review .

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