The Law and Economics of Copyright Users Rights

September 26, 2013
2:00- 7:00 | Room 603
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This event will bring together top scholars in economics and law to discuss needs for empirical research on copyright users rights to inform law reform processes around the world. The first panel will review the empirical scholarship on the relationship between copyright limitations and exceptions and social and economic development and discuss new avenues for research that would improve our public understanding of the issue. The second part of the event will feature a roundtable discussion with regional copyright academics about the need for empirical evidence to promote balanced policy-making in regions where copyright reform initiatives are underway. The event will end with a keynote address by Sunil Abraham from the Center for Internet and Society on the relation between intellectual property flexibility and innovation in the telecommunications sector in India.

2:00 Welcome by PIJIP Associate Director Sean Flynn
2:05 Copyright Flexibilities and Social and Economic Development: Current State of Knowledge

  • Moderator: Walter Park, American University Department of Economics (Bio)
  • Christian Handke, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Bio |Slides)
  • Joost Poort, University of Amersterdam (Bio | Slides)
  • Piotr Stryszowski, Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (Bio | Slides)
  • Rokiah Alavi, International Islamic University of Malaysia (C.V. | Slides)
3:35 Coffee
3:50 Roundtable: Copyright Users Rights in Law Reform

  • Moderator: Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law
  • Jeremy Debeer, University of Ottawa, Canada (Bio)
  • Rebecca Giblin, Monash University, Australia (Bio)
  • Caroline Ncube, University of Cape Town, South Africa (Bio)
  • Alberto Cerda, Georgetown University and Universidad de Chile (Bio)
  • Martin Senftleben, University of Amsterdam (Bio)
  • Jennifer Urban, UC Berkeley Law School (Bio)
  • Allan Rocha, Federal University of Rio De Janeiro (Bio)
  • Pranesh Prakash, CIS, India (Bio)
5:20 Break
5:35 Keynote:  Sunil Abraham, Center for the Internet and Society – India (Bio)

  • Users Rights and Innovation in the ICT Industries in India
6:15  Reception (Room 600)