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Thursday, December 12 • 14:00 - 16:30
Openness Track & User Rights Track (Combined): Building Strategies and Network Infrastructure to Support Users' Rights in Copyright Reform

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Building strategies and network infrastructure to support users rights in copyright reform: Track participants will meet in the main room and divide into discussion groups. Discussion leaders have been identified. Participants may self-assign into any group they please. Each discussion group will deliberate over a set of similar questions, listed below, but may concentrate on those – or others they choose – most relevant to their session subject.

1. What are the big strategic opportunities/entry points?

2. What is the data/info needed?
3. How do we build the infrastructure needed to achieve campaigns and undertake research?
4. How can we better to coordinate public interest and civil society responses to ongoing or proposed copyright reviews. How can we share resources, information, submissions to assist with policy engagement internationally?
5. What more should a global network do to support domestic and international reform efforts?

Advocates and Copyright Reform:

Alek Tarkowski, Tim Vollmer, Paul Keller

Rhetoric and Framing:

Krzysztof Siewicz, Radek Czajka, Maira Sutton, Peter Jaszi

Infrastructure Building for Copyright Reviews and Reform:

Delia Brown, Pedro Paranagua, Rebecca Giblin, Carolyn Dalton, Erik Josefsson

Mythbusting Open Clauses:

Pedro Mizukami, Jonathan Band, Allan Rocha

Empirical Research:

Jenifer Urban, Walter Park, Mike Palmedo, Jeremy Malcolm, Nagla Rizk


Balazs Bodo, Oluwaseyi Leigh

Human Rights and Litigation Strategy:

Beatriz Busaniche, Niva El Korin, Andrew Rens, Caroline Rossini, Antonio Martinez

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Jonathan Band

Jonathan Band helps shape the laws governing intellectual property and the Internet through a combination of legislative and appellate advocacy. He has represented clients with respect to the drafting of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the PRO-IP Act, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and other federal and state statutes relating to intellectual property and the Internet. He complements this legislative advocacy by filing amicus... Read More →

Delia Browne

Delia Browne is a Sydney based policy lawyer specialising in copyright and open education. She is the National Copyright Director for Schools and TAFEs and heads up the National Copyright Unit (NCU), Copyright Advisory Group (CAG). In her current role as the National Copyright Director, Delia heads up the NCU which provides specialist copyright advice to schools and the TAFE sector, implements smart copying initiatives and conducts... Read More →
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Beatriz Busaniche

Beatriz Busaniche has a degree in Mass Communication from the National University of Rosario, Argentina, a Master on Intellectual Property at FLACSO Argentina and is a Doctoral Candidate in Social Sciences at FLACSO. She is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and the Latinamerican Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO). She works for the Vía Libre Foundation and is the public leader of Creative Commons in Argentina.

Radek Czajka

Radek Czajka is the lead developer at the Modern Poland Foundation. Author of an acclaimed automated programme remixing public domain texts at WolneLektury.pl and creator the StrataKazika.pl website, which is an artistic project criticizing the dominant language of the copyright debate. Blogger, free culture and free software activist.
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Carolyn Dalton

Carolyn Dalton is one of Australia’s best known and well respected policy lawyers and strategic thinkers. A copyright law specialist, she is also an expert adviser on internet and communications law and policy. Carolyn has spent over 15 years working with a wide range of government departments, industry bodies and major corporations as a legal adviser, public policy professional and government relations manager. | | Her previous roles... Read More →
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Niva Elkin-Koren

Niva Elkin-Koren is the founding director of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT) and the former dean of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law. Her research focuses on the legal institutions that facilitate private and public control over the production and dissemination of information. She is currently focusing on studying the legal challenges arising from crowd management, exploring the changing nature of online intermediaries, and... Read More →
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Paul Keller

Director, Kennisland
Paul Keller co-director of of Kennisland, an Amsterdam based think-tank focussed on innovation in the knowledge economy. Paul advises public sector institution on copyright policy issues and he is public project lead for Creative Commons in the Netherlands. He also serves as Collecting Societies Liaison for Creative Commons International, where he has been instrumental in negotiating cooperations between Creative Commons and various collective... Read More →
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Oluwaseyi Leigh

Leigh Oluwaseyi Augustine has been on the academic staff of the Faculty of Law, Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly: Ogun State University) since June 2000 and a Senior Lecturer since 2006. He is The Acting Head of Department of Business and Industrial Law. Apart from his academic engagements, he also combines the practice of law through litigation in the Nigerian courts. He oftentimes comment on current issues as they relate to law and... Read More →
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Jeremy Malcolm

Jeremy Malcolm is Consumers International's Senior Policy Officer for Consumers in the Digital Age, coordinating its global programmes on Access to Knowledge (A2K), broadband, and consumer rights and representation in the information society from CI's Asia-Pacific office in Kuala Lumpur. Jeremy graduated with degrees in Law (with Honours) and Commerce in 1995 from Murdoch University, and completed his PhD thesis at the same University in 2008... Read More →
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Antonio Martinez

Antonio Martinez Velazquez, independent researcher on Internet and its impact on society, politics and democracy. It is dedicated to the defense of freedom of expression and access to information as ARTICLE19 organization spokesman for Mexico and Central America, and developing a program of digital rights for latinamerica. Blogger, has written for Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica and other publications in the region, is co-author of "CiudadanosMX... Read More →
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Pedro Mizukami

Pedro N. Mizukami is a researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) at the Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School (FGV) in Rio de Janeiro, where he does work on IP enforcement, copyright licensing, online piracy and open access publishing. He holds a master’s degree in Constitutional Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2007) and a Bachelor of Laws from the same institution (2002). Mizukami is one of... Read More →
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Mike Palmedo

Mike Palmedo is Assistant Director for Grants and Research at American University’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.  He writes for and administers the InfoJustice blog on international public interest IP law, and is working on an empirical research project focused on copyright limitations and exceptions.  Palmedo holds a Masters in International Economic Relations from the American... Read More →
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Pedro Paranaguá

Advisor to the ruling party, Brazilian House of Representatives
Pedro Paranaguá is Advisor to the ruling Workers Party at the Brazilian House of Representatives, for Internet, copyright, patent, data privacy, cybercrime and related matters. He is responsible for drafting the Brazilian Internet Framework Bill ("Marco Civil") for the rapporteur, including provisions on net neutrality, ISP liability, and privacy. Mr. Paranaguá coordinated the 350-page report "Brazil's Patent Reform" for the Brazilian House... Read More →
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Walter Park

Walter G. Park is a Professor of Economics at the American University in Washington, D.C. and a special sworn employee at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. His primary field of research is international intellectual property rights (IPRs) and technological change. He has developed indexes of the strength of copyright protection, patent rights, and trademark protection around the world, and has studied the effects of intellectual property... Read More →
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Andrew Rens

The African Commons Project
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Nagla Rizk

Nagla Rizk is professor of economics and founding director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at the School of Business, the American University in Cairo (AUC). She is faculty associate at Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Her area of research is the economics of knowledge, information technology and development, with... Read More →
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Carolina Rossini

Carolina Rossini is the project director for the Latin America Resource Center at the Internet Governance and Human Rights program at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. She has more than 12 years of experience on internet policy, law and transactions, including advocacy, research and teaching activities. Ms. Rossini was formerly director for international intellectual property at the Electronic Frontier Foundation... Read More →
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Krzysztof Siewicz

Krzysztof Siewicz is a lawyer specializing in legal aspects of information processing. Graduate of the University of Warsaw and Central European University in Budapest (LLM). Works at Center of Open Science ICM at the Warsaw University and the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University. Of counsel at GWW LEGAL. His PhD thesis treated about protection of freedom of computer program’s users freedom (University of Leiden, Netherlands... Read More →
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Maira Sutton

Maira monitors and advocates around emerging tech policy around the world with a focus on intellectual property and innovation issues. She leads EFF's international work in fighting copyright and patent provisions that restrict users' rights and impede innovation. Her main focus has been the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), and other initiatives that use “forum-shifting” to... Read More →
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Jennifer Urban

Jennifer M. Urban is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Broadly, her research considers how values such as free expression, freedom to innovate and privacy are mediated by technology, the laws that govern technology, and private ordering systems. | | Her clinic students represent clients in numerous public interest cases and... Read More →
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Timothy Vollmer

Policy Manager, Creative Commons
Right now I work on public policy issues at Creative Commons. I also ride bikes and bake bread.

Thursday December 12, 2013 14:00 - 16:30
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