Globalizing Fair Use: Exploring the Diffusion of General, Open and Flexible Exceptions in Copyright Law


March 29, 2017 | Room Y112 | 4:00pm
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington DC, 20016
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The event is being livestreamed here.

An on-demand webcast of this discussion will be available on this page on March 30.


  • Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Google Inc.
  • Re-Create Coalition
  • R Street Institute

This public event and webcast (on demand) will gather leading international experts to discuss global debates around extending fair use rights abroad. A panel discussion will lend insights from local copyright debates followed by a roundtable discussion of academic members of the Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights. The roundtable will include responses to frequently asked questions and criticisms on the implications of globalizing fair use-like standards in other countries.

This event follows an academic symposium co-hosted by PIJIP and the American University International Law Review.


4:00 Welcome reception
4:30 Dimensions of the Globalization of User Rights

  • Irene Calboli, Texas A&M
  • Pablo Vollier, Derechos Digitalis
  • Carolyn Dalton, Policy Australia
  • Sean Flynn, American University (moderator)
5:15 Roundtable: Responding to Frequently Asked Questions

  • Orit Fischman Afori, Haim Striks School of Law
  • Ariel Katz, University of Toronto
  • Allan Rocha, Fed.Univ. of Rio de Janeiro
  • Martin Senftleben Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Kim Weatherall, University of Sydney
  • Sasha Moss, R Street Institute (moderator)

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