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Wednesday, September 3 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WS195: The Internet age: Adapting to a new copyright agenda

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Copyright law has been struggling to adapt to the dynamic impact of Internet and digital technologies for some time. Originally a mechanism put in place to promote creation by ensuring fair rewards for creators, copyright laws have become, in important respects, a barrier to a strong digital economy and an impediment to promote access to knowledge and innovation. In this changing context, new beneficiaries of copyright protection, and new ways of framing copyright policy, have emerged.
This workshop considers the evolution of copyright policy and reform over the past half century, with the emergence of the Internet intensifying copyright debates and advocacy agendas. On the one hand, creators and distributors have, to a certain extent, benefited from stronger protections for their works online. On the other hand, users and consumers have more legitimacy in asking for improved access to information and culture online.
There is a greater diversity of stakeholders invested in copyright law and policy than ever before, with their own perspectives on the ultimate goals of copyright reform. In this environment, do our traditional understandings of the scope and purpose of copyright still stand?
Panelists will consider the evolution of copyright law over the past half century, and query whether our understandings of copyright law should be redefined for the World Wide Web and a sustainable Internet (Article 72, Tunis Agenda). If the answer is yes, this discussion will work towards identifying a redefined purpose of copyright, and key principles for a fully web-integrated copyright framework.

Workshop Agenda:
1. 5 min theme introduction and presentation of the main issues (Ellen Broad - IFLA)
2. 10 min for each speaker to answer the proposed questions
3. 25 for public debate

Moderators
avatar for Claudio Ruiz

Claudio Ruiz

Executive Director, ONG Derechos Digitales

Speakers
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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 Cross-border information transfer and the outdated systems stopping it.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.
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Linda Kinney

Senior Vice President, Motion Picture Association of America
Linda Kinney is Senior Vice President, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). MPAA is the trade association that represents the six major Hollywood studios, advancing the business and the art of filmmaking and its enjoyment around the world. Kinney helps develop strategy for industry-wide projects and manages a variety of initiatives relating to the film industry's transition to online distribution. She represents the industry in... Read More →
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Konstantinos Komaitis

Konstantinos Komaitis is a Policy Advisor at the Internet Society, focusing primarily on the field of digital content and intellectual property.   Before joining the Internet Society in July 2012, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. Konstantinos holds a PhD in Law and his thesis focused on issues of intellectual property and the Internet, with particular focus on the intersection of trademarks and... Read More →

Remote Moderators
avatar for Renata Avila

Renata Avila

Web We Want Lead, World Wide Web Foundation
Renata is Board member of Creative Commons, Lead of the Web We Want initiative at Web Foundation, Researcher for Cyberstewards at Citizen Lab. Human Rights Lawyer and activist from Guatemala


Wednesday September 3, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Workshop Room 04 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 2)

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