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Wednesday, September 3 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
WS94: Creating, protecting and providing access to digital culture

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The discussion seeks to address the interrelationship that is developing between the copyright regime and born-digital content in order “to accommodate technological innovation and new social patterns of consumption whilst supporting creativity and economic sustainability in both the developed and developing world” (IFLA Trend Report 2013).

In this respect, it is clear that digital technology has a great impact on traditional methods of content creation and distribution. The Internet environment also reflects the development of collaborative creativity and the new, more dynamic position of the user in the network eco-system. On the other hand, the need for maintaining economic incentives for creators, publishers and producers in fields such as education or media appears essential, and challenges associated with how best to capture and preserve our digital heritage still to be resolved How to best balance the needs of creators, distributors, consumers, as well as what we preserve for future generations, is being discussed in a number of forums, with licensing models, voluntary agreements, legislative reform and other solutions being considered. The panelists will discuss these issues from a range of perspectives, identifying concrete barriers and possible solutions.

Values of Paragraph 72 of the Tunis Agenda, such as “Promote and assess, on an ongoing basis, the embodiment of WSIS principles in Internet governance processes” and “Identify emerging issues, bring them to the attention of the relevant bodies and the general public..” will serve as framework for the discussion.

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Andres Guadamuz

Senior Lecturer in IP Law, University of Sussex
Dr Andres Guadamuz is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex and an Associate Researcher of the CREATe Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy. He is an international consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization... Read More →


Makane Faye

Chief, Knowledge Management Section and Library Services, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Mr. Makane Faye has over 33 years of experience on information management and ICT for development issues, including 23 at the services of Commission for Africa (ECA). Currently, he is the Chief of the Knowledge Management Section and Library Services, where he promotes the use of... Read More →
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Cristiana Gonzalez

project coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications
Gonzalez is a senior fellow and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sao Paulo. She worked for six years at GPOPAI – Research Group in Public Policies for Access to Information – at University of São Paulo. She was a participant in the 2011 and 2012 Global Congress on Intellectual... Read More →
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Paolo Lanteri

Legal Officer, World Intellectual Property Organization
Mr. Lanteri is a lawyer, specialized in IP law, and a member of both the Spanish and the Italian Bar Association. He works in the Copyright Law Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); he is part of the restricted team of lawyers dealing with all the copyright... Read More →

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Stuart Hamilton

Deputy Secretary General, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Libraries. Copyright. Local content. Re-use. Sharing. Caring. Media and Information Literacy. The post-2015 development framework and ICTs. Cross-border information transfer and the outdated systems stopping it. Libraries.

Wednesday September 3, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm EEST
Workshop Room 08 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 4)

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