Civil Society Coalition

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Members of the Civil Society Coalition at WIPO

Modern digital research technology, including text and data mining, is in increasing demand by those who seek to study the major problems of our day, including combatting health pandemics,  monitoring hate speech and disinformation on social media,  and creating machine learning and “artificial intelligence” technology. These and other essential research activities are not occurring everywhere, however, because copyright law does not permit their use everywhere. To promote equity, validity, collaboration and other values in production of and access to research products and material, there is a need for a degree of harmonization in research rights between countries.  

The Civil Society Coalition on the Research in International Copyright Law works to establish global copyright norms to promote the production, access to and use of research materials.

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