Right to Research in International Copyright: NEWS

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Right to Research Network Statements at the 41st WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

July 16, 2021

Last month, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held its 41st session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Members of the Civil Society Coalition on the Right to Research in International Copyright made a series of official statements. FULL STORY

Prof. Sean Flynn

Analysis of WIPO Report on Limitations and Exceptions: Report Does Not Adequately Reflect Stakeholder Priorities

17 Jun, 2021

In 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) hosted a series of three regional workshops and an international seminar on copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries, archives, museums, and educational and research institutions. WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights summarized the meetings in a subsequent report. Today, PIJIP releases an analysis of WIPO's report by Professor Sean Flynn. FULL STORY.

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PIJIP and Wikimedia Germany Co-Host RightsCon 2021 Panel

10 Jun, 2021

Panelists at the June 9th PIJIP-Wikimedia RightsCon panel discussed the impact of inadequate copyright rules on access to and use of educational materials in digital setting.  They described how new legal instruments at the international level could solve these problems and facilitate access to knowledge.  FULL STORY.

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PIJIP Appoints Andrés Izquierdo Senior Research Analyst

20 May, 2021

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrés Izquierdo as a Senior Research Analyst in the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP). He will join our project working to define and implement rights to research within international copyright law and policy. FULL STORY.

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Prof. Sean Flynn in Inside Voices: The Temporary WTO Waiver to Fight COVID-19 Must Include Copyright

April 8, 2021

PIJIP Director Sean Flynn's op-ed was published today in Inside Voices: "Over 250 organizations, prominent researchers, and experts support  South Africa and India’s recent proposal to temporarily waive World Trade Organization (WTO) rules on intellectual property — including copyright — for the “prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19.” Click here for the full op-ed on InsideSources.com.

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Call for Research Proposals

March 29, 2021

The Academic Network on the Right to Research in International Copyright is calling for  research relevant to the development of global norms on copyright policy in its application to research. We seek to partner with researchers interested in exploring the means and ends of recognizing a “right to research” in international copyright law. FULL CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS.

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International Research Organizations Call on WTO to Suspend IP Rules to Help Prevent, Contain & Treat COVID-19

March 22, 2021

Over 200 organizations and prominent researchers and experts, representing millions of researchers, libraries, and support organizations publicly release a joint call for reduction of copyright barriers to COVID-19 prevention, containment and treatment. FULL STORY.

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PIJIP Awarded $3.8 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund to Promote International Right to Research in Copyright Law

December 9, 2020

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) has received a three-year grant of $3.8 million from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, for PIJIP's project to study changes needed in international copyright policy to ensure equity in the production of and access to research. FULL STORY.