Mapping the World of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions  

October 27 | 9:30 am (UTC-5)
GCIPI #IP Week Event Hosted by PIJIP
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#IP Week 2021

Over the last year, we have witnessed the impact of inadequate copyright rules on access to and use of educational materials in digital settings. With schools, libraries, and museums forced into closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our education and research systems had to adapt to an online environment practically overnight. From the point of view of educators and researchers, their work has remained unchanged. They are performing online activities that are equivalent to those conducted in the analogue setting. However, from a legal perspective, these activities are not identical, which creates barriers for the provision of these essential services.

This panel will feature four expert speakers who will shed light on this issue from a variety of backgrounds and with different regional foci. We will also discuss how new legal instruments at the international level could solve these problems and facilitate access to knowledge.

Host institutions: Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest; Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property 


  • Andres Izquierdo,  Senior research analyst, PIJIP 
  • Teresa Nobre, Vice-President, Communia
  • Caterina Sganga, School of Advanced Studies Pisa/ReCreating Europe
  • Patricia Diaz, Professor of the Academic Unit of Educational Technology CFE - ANEP