New Developments in Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Education and Research

#IP Week 2021 - Hosted by GCIPI

October 26 | 10:15 EDT | 9:15 am UTC-5
#IP Week 2021 Panel Hosted by the Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest 
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One of the long standing goals of the Global Congress, expressed in the Washington Declaration on IP and the Public Interest, has been “ to defend and expand as appropriate the operation of limitations and exceptions” to copyright as “positive enabling doctrines that function to ensure that intellectual property law fulfills its ultimate purpose of promoting essential aspects of the public interest.” Toward this end, the Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights promotes research and connections to advocacy to inform evidence-based copyright reform. This session will feature members of the Network reporting on recent policy advances on limitations and exceptions, in particular to promote fulfilment of human rights to education and to conduct and benefit from research.  


  • Introduction
    Sean Flynn, Director, American University Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.
  • New Interpretation of Canadian Fair Dealing by Canadian Supreme Court
    Dr. Carys Craig, Academic Director of the Osgoode Professional Development LLM Program in Intellectual Property Law, York University
  • New provisions on Education and Research in the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (CDSMD)
    Martin Senftleben, Director bij Instituut voor Informatierecht (IViR)
  • Legislative Protection of Non-Expressive Uses and Information Analysis in Japan
    Ueno Tatsuhiro, Professor and Deputy Director, Research Center for the Legal System of Intellectual Property (RCLIP), Waseda University, Japan