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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... Read More →
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Delia Browne

National Copyright Director, National Copyright Unit
Delia joined the CC Board of Directors in 2018. She is a highly respected copyright lawyer and policy advocate who leads the National Copyright Unit (NCU) providing specialist copyright advice to Australian Schools and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes with a focus... 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... Read More →

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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 University School of International Studies, where he focused... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Alek Tarkowski

Public Lead, Creative Commons Poland
I am the founder and president of Centrum Cyfrowe, a think-and-do-tank building a digital civic society in Poland. I am a member of the Creative Commons Board of Directors and co-founder of Creative Commons POland. For the last several years, I have been actively working on copyright... 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... Read More →
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Timothy Vollmer

Senior Manager, Public Policy, 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 SAST
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