International and Comparative User Rights in the Digital Economy

 

March 18, 2016

Claudio Grossman Hall
American University Washington College of Law
New Campus: 4300 Nebraska Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 (Map w/ walking directions)

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American University Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property and the American University International Law Review (“AUILR”) will be conducting a symposium for the AUILR Focus Issue on International and Comparative User Rights in the Digital Economy. The Issue will present articles exploring how law and policy can play a key role in breaking down barriers to full participation in the digital economy through expansions of user rights – the rights of users to access, use and transform digital content to further social, economic, cultural and political purposes.

This event is partially sponsored by a grant from the International Development Research Centre, an unrestricted gift from Google, Inc., and by the American University Washington College of Law.

Agenda

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and Introduction

  • Sean Flynn, American University Washington College of Law
  • American University International Law Review editors
9:10 Framing

  • Moderator: Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law
  • Carys Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Restraining Copyright: The Role and the Risks of “User Rights”
  • Christophe Geiger and Elena Izyumenko, Center for International Intellectual Property Studies, University of Strasbourg, The Role of Human Rights in Copyright Enforcement Online: Elaborating a Legal Framework for Website Blocking
  • Kim Weatherall, University of Sydney, Positive Safeguards for Countering the International IP Enforcement Agenda in Copyright and Trademark
  • Comments: Michael Geist, University of Ottawa
 10:55 Coffee Break
 11:10 Measuring

  • Moderator:  Walter Park, American University, Department of Economics
  • Lucie Guibault, Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam, Datamining and Economics 
  • Sean Flynn and Mike Palmedo, American University Washington College of Law,  Measuring the Impact of Copyright User Rights 
  • Pat Aufderheide, American University School of Communications, Documentarians, Fair Use and Free Expression
  • Comments: Carsten Fink, World Intellectual Property Organization
12:55 Lunch
 1:30 Tracking

  • Moderator: Peter Jaszi, American University Washington College of Law
  • Niva Elkin-Koren, Haifa Center for Law and Technology, University of Haifa Faculty of Law, Online Copyright Enforcement: Lessons to User-Rights
  • Allan Rocha de Souza, Instituto de Economia, Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro, Implementing Marrakesh in Brazil 
  • Peter Yu, Center for Law & Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University School of Law, The Quest for a User-Friendly Copyright Regime in Hong Kong
  • Comments:  Mike Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
 3:15 Break
 3:30 Implementing

  • Moderator: Pam Samuelson, Berkeley Law School
  • Jyh-An Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Copyright Divisibility and Resultant Costs for Users
  • Marcela Palacio Puerta, Sergio Arboleda University, Copyright, Technology, and Education for The 21st Century
  • Jonathan Band, Policy Bandwidth, Why Libraries are Rejecting Orphan Works Legislation
  • Comments: Brandon Butler, American University Washington College of Law
 5:00 Closing Remarks
 5:15 Reception