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Saturday, December 14 • 09:00 - 11:00
Post-Conference Workshop: WIPO Reform Agenda in Light of the Marrakesh Treaty

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The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Reform Agenda in Light of the Marrakesh Treaty: The international copyright system stands at the crossroads of the digital century. The panel will evaluate the recent WIPO Marrakesh Treaty for the Blind, which was concluded June 28, 2013, to take stock of what was achieved and not achieved in Marrakesh, and to reflect on future efforts to promote user rights at WIPO.  In addition to the discussions of the Marrakesh negotiations, the panel will discuss the implementation of the Marrakesh treaty, and proposals for new copyright norm setting at WIPO and the WTO, including such new proposals as a developing country only access to knowledge instrument and WTO discussion on the copyright three step test, in addition to other elements of the WIPO work program, which included limitations and exceptions for libraries and education, and concerns about the proposed new treaty for broadcasting organizations. Presentation slides available below.

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Thiru Balasubramaniam

Thiru Balasubramaniam is the Geneva Representative of Knowledge Ecology International. | Mr. Balasubramaniam has represented KEI in various multilateral fora including the Marrakesh Diplomatic Conference to Conclude a Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assembly, the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of... Read More →

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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 →

Pranesh Prakesh

Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society and Access to Knowledge Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School.
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Susan Isiko Strba

Senior Research Affiliate, University of Minnesota, Intellectual Property and Development Program

Saturday December 14, 2013 09:00 - 11:00
Lecture Theatre 1