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Monday, December 9
 

08:00

09:00

Opening Remarks: 3rd Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest & Open A.I.R. Conference on Innovation and IP in Africa
Setting the Stage for the Congress & Conference
Opening remarks from Tobias Schonwetter, Director of the Congress & Conference host instiitution, the Intellectual Property Unit in the University of Cape Town Faculty of Law.
YouTube video of this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Tobias Schonwetter

Tobias Schonwetter

Dr Tobias Schonwetter is Director of the IP Unit in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT), African Regional Coordinator for Creative Commons (CC), co-Principal Investigator for the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) Project, and former co-Principal Investigator for the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project. He is an editor of Access to Knowledge in Africa: Th e Role of Copyright (UCT Press... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2013 09:00 - 09:15
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

09:15

Roundtable: iDevelopment: IP, ICT & Innovation
iDevelopment: IP, ICT & Innovation
An introduction to debates about the role of IP, information and communication technology (ICTs) and innovation in promoting development, with an overview of the aims and contents of two newly launched books in the field: Innovation & Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa and Connecting ICTs to Development.
YouTube video of this roundtable.

Moderators
avatar for Heloise Emdon

Heloise Emdon

Heloise Emdon is the Manager International Projects at Carleton University, Ottawa. She was the program leader of two IDRC programs: Acacia – ICTs for Development (Africa) and Innovation for Inclusive Development (global). Heloise has over two decades of experience in ICTs and communications for social and economic development. She began her career in cooperative scientific programs at CSIR in South Africa and worked for a decade as a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Laurent Elder

Laurent Elder

From 1999 to 2004, Elder was in Senegal at IDRC’s office for West and Central Africa. There, he worked with the Acacia initiative, a program looking into the impact of information and communication technologies in Africa. Elder has also worked at Canada’s Department of Finance and began his career in France, researching issues related to French history and international relations. Elder holds an international master’s in... Read More →
avatar for Richard Fuchs

Richard Fuchs

Rich Fuchs served as IDRC’s first Director of Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) from 2001-06. During his tenure he led the major growth of the ICT4D programming there, with major new externally financed initiatives including the Institute for Connectivity in the Americas, Connectivity Africa, and Telecentre.Org- a partnership that continues to this day with the Microsoft Corporation. Rich has worked with... Read More →
avatar for Chidi Oguamanam

Chidi Oguamanam

Chidi Oguamanam is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, (Common Law Section) and he is a faculty member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society and the Environmental Law Group. A member of the Open AIR network, his recent book is Intellectual Property in Global Governance (Routledge, 2012).
avatar for Tobias Schonwetter

Tobias Schonwetter

Dr Tobias Schonwetter is Director of the IP Unit in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT), African Regional Coordinator for Creative Commons (CC), co-Principal Investigator for the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) Project, and former co-Principal Investigator for the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project. He is an editor of Access to Knowledge in Africa: Th e Role of Copyright (UCT Press... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2013 09:15 - 10:15
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

10:15

Debate: Copyright Legitimacy in Africa
Copyright Legitimacy in Africa
Is it up to African creators, or to policymakers and administrators, to build the legitimacy of national copyright environments on the continent? A debate between two of Africa’s leading copyright experts, Nagla Rizk and Ben Sihanya, to highlight results from empirical case studies and provide both legal and economic perspectives on copyright issues.
YouTube video of this debate.

Moderators
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Chris Armstrong

Dr. Chris Armstrong is a Visiting Researcher at the LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, the publishing and communications consultant for the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) Project, and former Research Manager of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project. He is an editor of the books Innovation and Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa (UCT Press... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nagla Rizk

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 →
avatar for Ben Sihanya

Ben Sihanya

Prof. Ben Sihanya teaches at the University of Nairobi Law School, is CEO of Innovative Lawyering and Sihanya Mentoring, Nairobi, and is former Dean of Law and Chair of the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Nairobi. His edited books include Intellectual Property Rights in Kenya (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2009), and he is the author of Intellectual Property and Innovation in Kenya and Africa (Innovative Lawyering and Sihanya... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2013 10:15 - 10:45
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

10:45

Tea
Monday December 9, 2013 10:45 - 11:15
Courtyard

11:15

KeyPoint: Herman Ntchatcho: The Future of WIPO in Africa
The Future of the World Intellectual Property Organisation(WIPO) in Africa: As the premier intergovernmental organisation in the field of IP, WIPO is using the development agenda initiative as a vehicle to further assert its leadership and relevance to Africa’s development.
YouTube video of this presentation.

Speakers


Monday December 9, 2013 11:15 - 11:35
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

11:35

Panel: IP & Innovation in Africa's Informal Sectors (presentation slides attached)
Intellectual Property & Innovation in Africa’s Informal Sectors: This panel of presentations connects findings from two parallel projects: The Open AIR research & training project and a WIPO Development Agenda implementation project. Speakers will present a conceptual framework as well as the results of empirical research collected on the ground in Ghanaian, South African and Ugandan informal sectors. Presentation slides available below.
YouTube video of this presentation.



Moderators
avatar for Jeremy de Beer

Jeremy de Beer

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
Prof. Jeremy de Beer is a law professor at the University of Ottawa, working on technological innovation, intellectual property and international trade and development, and the co-Principal Investigator of the Open A.I.R. project. | | Many of his refereed articles on intellectual property issues relating to innovation and creativity appear in top-ranked journals recognized across the disciplines of law, business, communications and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for George Essegbey

George Essegbey

Dr. George Owusu Essegbey is the Director of the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) of the Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) of Ghana. He is also a member of the country’s National Development Planning Commission (NDPC). He has several years of experience in Science and Technology (S&T) policy research, innovation studies, research on new technologies and other relevant fields. He holds a Ph.D... Read More →
avatar for Dick Kawooya

Dick Kawooya

Dr Dick Kawooya is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and former Lead Researcher of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project. He is an editor of Access to Knowledge in Africa: Th e Role of Copyright, (UCT Press, 2010).
avatar for Erika Kraemer-Mbula

Erika Kraemer-Mbula

Erika Kraemer-Mbula is a Senior Lecturer & Research Fellow at the Institute for Economic Research at Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa). Erika’s research interests are on Science and Technology Policy analysis, innovation systems, sustainable development and various routes to the expansion of creative competencies in Africa, including public policy, learning and international cooperation in Science, Technology and... Read More →




Monday December 9, 2013 11:35 - 12:15
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

12:15

Debate: African Patent Administration
Are African patent administration systems fit for purpose? Debating the relevance and quality of patent administration in Africa sheds light on what is being done well, and what might be done better, to promote African innovation.

Moderators
avatar for Fernando dos Santos

Fernando dos Santos

Fernando Dos Santos is a national of Mozambique. He holds a Master's Degree in Intellectual Property from the University of London, and a degree in Law from the University of Trento in Italy. He teaches specialised courses on Intellectual Property jointly organised by the University of Turin (Italy), the University of South Africa (UNISA), and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). He was the first Director-General of the Mozambican... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bassem Awad

Bassem Awad

Dr. Bassem Awad, a specialist in intellectual property law, is a Judge at the Appeal Court of Egypt and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Western Law School, University of Western, Ontario, Canada. He also works as a Tutor for the Academy of the World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO]. He has been working for several years as a Counselor at the Judicial Department of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and a Consultant for the African... Read More →
avatar for Ikechi Mgbeoji

Ikechi Mgbeoji

Dr. Ikechi Mgbeoji is Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. He earned the Governor-General of Canada academic gold medal at Dalhousie University, Halifax. Educated in Nigeria, Canada, and Germany, his main research and teaching interests are in the areas of international patent law; international aspects of intellectual property law; Canadian patent law; and comparative patent law. An author of dozens of... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2013 12:15 - 12:45
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

12:45

Lunch
Monday December 9, 2013 12:45 - 13:45
Courtyard

13:45

KeyPoint: Jetane Weyers: South Africa's IPR-PFRD Act: Evolution to Date
South Africa's IPR-PFRD Act: Evolution to Date: An overview of the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act (No. 51 of 2008), its implementation by the Department of Science and Technology’s National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), and the impact of this legislation to date on publicly financed IP outputs.
YouTube video of this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Jetane Weyers

Jetane Weyers

Jetane was appointed as Deputy Director: Intellectual Property Attorney in the Department of Science and Technology’s National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) on 1 May 2012 after previously working three years for DM Kisch Inc patent and trademark attorneys. She is responsible, within NIPMO, for: reviewing the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act and its Regulations; reviewing... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2013 13:45 - 14:05
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

14:05

Roundtable: Ownership of Publicly Funded Research Outputs (presentation slides attached)
Ownership of Publicly Funded Research Outputs: A session exploring the effects of South African IP policies at key research universities, looking at university-industry linkages in Ethiopia, and presenting perspectives from surveys of Botswana publicly funded researchers. YouTube video of this roundtable. Presentation slides available below.

Moderators
avatar for Caroline Ncube

Caroline Ncube

Dr Caroline Ncube is an Associate Professor, and Deputy Director of the IP Unit, in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT), and lectures in the Master of IP programme of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe.

Speakers
avatar for Luci Abrahams

Luci Abrahams

Luci Abrahams is Director of the LINK Centre, a public interest research centre based at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand focusing on themes in social and economic change in an emerging paradigm of "network knowledge economies". Now in its 18th year of operation, the broad theme for the Centre’s work is framed as "ICT, the network economy and society", with the following thematic research areas: e-development; e-governance... Read More →




Monday December 9, 2013 14:05 - 14:45
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

15:45

Tea
Monday December 9, 2013 15:45 - 16:15
Courtyard

16:15

Conversation: Common Strategies to Protect Common Property
Common Strategies to Protection Common Property: What do producers of Nigerian textiles and Ethiopian coffee have in common with Kenyan Masaai communities and traditional healers bordering Mozambique and South Africa? All use IP strategies to protect their collective interests. See how in this session.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Helen Chuma-Okoro

Helen Chuma-Okoro

Helen Chuma-Okoro is a Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), Lagos, a Research Fellow of the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) Project, and Coordinator of Open A.I.R.’s West Africa hub in Lagos.
avatar for Teshager Dagne

Teshager Dagne

Dr Tesh Dagne is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law, Th ompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
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Bernard Maister

Dr Bernard Maister is a Senior Research Fellow in the IP Unit, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT), practised as an IP (patent) lawyer in the US, and is one of the authors of Harnessing Intellectual Property Rights for Development Objectives (Wolf Legal, 2011).
avatar for Marisella Ouma

Marisella Ouma

Dr. Marisella Ouma is a lawyer by profession specialising in intellectual property law and in particular copyright and related rights and traditional knowledge. She has written and published several articles and book chapters on these two subjects. Her passion for intellectual property has seen her develop intellectual policies at regional and national level, establishment and management of the Kenya Copyright Board. Dr Ouma has taught... Read More →
avatar for Britta Rutert

Britta Rutert

Britta Rutert is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the Free University of Berlin and a Researcher for Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment in Bushbuckridge, South Africa.



Monday December 9, 2013 16:15 - 17:15
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

17:15

Current Realities of Collaborative Intellectual Property in Africa
Current Realities of Collaborative Intellectual Property in Africa
A synthesis of insights from two years of research in nine countries, as contained in the chapters of the Open A.I.R. Project book, leading to three key recommendations (contained in the book's final chapter) for IP policy-makers and stakeholders.
YouTube video of this session.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy de Beer

Jeremy de Beer

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
Prof. Jeremy de Beer is a law professor at the University of Ottawa, working on technological innovation, intellectual property and international trade and development, and the co-Principal Investigator of the Open A.I.R. project. | | Many of his refereed articles on intellectual property issues relating to innovation and creativity appear in top-ranked journals recognized across the disciplines of law, business, communications and... Read More →
avatar for Chidi Oguamanam

Chidi Oguamanam

Chidi Oguamanam is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, (Common Law Section) and he is a faculty member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society and the Environmental Law Group. A member of the Open AIR network, his recent book is Intellectual Property in Global Governance (Routledge, 2012).



Monday December 9, 2013 17:15 - 17:30
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

17:30

Presentation of Open A.I.R. Outputs to the University of Cape Town
Official Presentation of Research Outputs
Presentation of Open A.I.R. research outputs (the book published by UCT Press and the Scenarios compendium published by Open A.I.R.) to Prof. Danie Visser, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research & Academic Affairs, University of Cape Town.
YouTube video of this session.

Speakers
avatar for Tobias Schonwetter

Tobias Schonwetter

Dr Tobias Schonwetter is Director of the IP Unit in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT), African Regional Coordinator for Creative Commons (CC), co-Principal Investigator for the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) Project, and former co-Principal Investigator for the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project. He is an editor of Access to Knowledge in Africa: Th e Role of Copyright (UCT Press... Read More →
avatar for Balthas Seibold

Balthas Seibold

Senior Project Manager, Global Knowledge Sharing and Learning, GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Germany
My main interest and passion is in global co-operation on: | | (1) peer-to-peer networking & community empowerment | (2) commons-based peer production & knowledge sharing | (3) open learning & open education | (4) social networks for and with Alumni worldwide | (5) open innovation and open source
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Sandy Shepherd

Sandy Shepherd is Publisher at UCT Press in Cape Town.
avatar for Danie Visser

Danie Visser

Prof. Danie Visser is a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town (UCT).



Monday December 9, 2013 17:30 - 17:45
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

19:00

 
Tuesday, December 10
 

08:30

Late Registration (& Scenarios Delegation selections: Biodiversity/Trade/Telecoms)
At registration, delegates are given a choice to be in one of three scenarios “discussion groups” — on biodiversity, trade, or telecoms — each assigned to stick together throughout this day focused on the Open A.I.R. scenarios. Each group will focus on one issue, and consider that issue in each of three different scenarios.

Participants can choose, on a first-come first-served basis at registration, to be assigned to one of the following groups:
1. Biodiversity: The Convention on Biological Diversity & Access and Benefit-Sharing (CBD & ABS)
2.  Trade: The World Trade Organisation & Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property (WTO & TRIPS)
3.  Telecoms: The International Telecommunications Union & World Summit on the Information Society (ITU & WSIS) 

Tuesday December 10, 2013 08:30 - 09:00
Academic Room 2

09:00

Overview of Day Two
Logistics information about the day’s planned dynamic, interactive flow -- required in order to engage with the Open A.I.R. scenarios.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Ncube

Caroline Ncube

Dr Caroline Ncube is an Associate Professor, and Deputy Director of the IP Unit, in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT), and lectures in the Master of IP programme of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe.



Tuesday December 10, 2013 09:00 - 09:10
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

09:10

KeyPoint: Fernando dos Santos: Appropriate Technologies for Africa: Towards 2035?
Appropriate technologies for Africa: What technologies might matter most to Africa, now and in the future? How are different networks and organisations preparing for changes? YouTube video of this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando dos Santos

Fernando dos Santos

Fernando Dos Santos is a national of Mozambique. He holds a Master's Degree in Intellectual Property from the University of London, and a degree in Law from the University of Trento in Italy. He teaches specialised courses on Intellectual Property jointly organised by the University of Turin (Italy), the University of South Africa (UNISA), and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). He was the first Director-General of the Mozambican... Read More →



Tuesday December 10, 2013 09:10 - 09:30
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

09:30

Drivers of Future Changes
Drivers of Change: Introducing the complex and uncertain forces that are driving the future of Africa in different directions. How might these lead us to three very different worlds in 2035? YouTube video of this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Shirin Elahi

Shirin Elahi

Director, Scenarios Architecture
I specialise in scenario projects on complex global issues across multiple dimensions. I have directed the Open AIR Scenarios on knowledge and innovation in Africa, the EPO Scenarios on IP and Patenting and worked on many other projects, including UNAIDS: AIDS in Africa and RiskWorld 2020: The future of risk and society.



Tuesday December 10, 2013 09:30 - 09:50
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

09:50

Presenting the Open A.I.R. Scenarios
Presenting the Open A.I.R. Scenarios
Lead scenario-builders explain the nuances of each world, as it exists in 2035, highlighting the following: key uncertainties, policy challenges, valuable knowledge, innovation systems, and knowledge governance structures. And actors dramatise each scenario.

Speakers
avatar for Dick Kawooya

Dick Kawooya

Dr Dick Kawooya is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and former Lead Researcher of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project. He is an editor of Access to Knowledge in Africa: Th e Role of Copyright, (UCT Press, 2010).
avatar for Chidi Oguamanam

Chidi Oguamanam

Chidi Oguamanam is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, (Common Law Section) and he is a faculty member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society and the Environmental Law Group. A member of the Open AIR network, his recent book is Intellectual Property in Global Governance (Routledge, 2012).
avatar for Nagla Rizk

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 →



Tuesday December 10, 2013 09:50 - 10:50
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

10:50

Tea
Tuesday December 10, 2013 10:50 - 11:15
Courtyard

11:15

Biodiversity Delegation: Tour of the Scenarios Carousel
Stop listening and start moving. The Biodiversity group convenes a meeting in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity & Access and Benefit Sharing (CBD & ABS). Together delegates will take a guided tour through each of the three Open A.I.R. scenarios in sequence. The group is fully immersed into different worlds, each with its own sights and sounds, exploring all kinds of stakeholder positions in the year 2035. What do these worlds mean to different people, and how might they react?

Moderators
avatar for Helen Chuma-Okoro

Helen Chuma-Okoro

Helen Chuma-Okoro is a Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), Lagos, a Research Fellow of the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) Project, and Coordinator of Open A.I.R.’s West Africa hub in Lagos.


Tuesday December 10, 2013 11:15 - 13:00
Lecture Theatres 1, 2 and 5

11:15

Telecoms Delegation: Tour of the Scenarios Carousel
Stop listening and start moving. The Telecoms group deals with the International Telecommunications Union & World Summit on the Information Society (ITU & WSIS). Together delegates will take a guided tour through each of the three Open A.I.R. scenarios in sequence. The group is fully immersed into different worlds, each with its own sights and sounds, exploring all kinds of stakeholder positions in the year 2035. What do these worlds mean to different people, and how might they react?

Moderators

Tuesday December 10, 2013 11:15 - 13:00
Lecture Theatres 1, 2 and 5

11:15

Trade Delegation: Tour of the Scenarios Carousel
Stop listening and start moving. The Trade group deals with the World Trade Organization & Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property (WTO & TRIPS). Together delegates will take a guided tour through each of the three Open A.I.R. scenarios in sequence. The group is fully immersed into different worlds, each with its own sights and sounds, exploring all kinds of stakeholder positions in the year 2035. What do these worlds mean to different people, and how might they react?

Moderators

Tuesday December 10, 2013 11:15 - 13:00
Lecture Theatres 1, 2 and 5

13:00

Lunch
Tuesday December 10, 2013 13:00 - 14:00
Courtyard

14:00

Sharing Our Understandings: Hearing from Group Rapporteurs
What commonalities and differences were apparent as groups discussed key issues arising in each scenario? What lessons were learned from the experience?


Tuesday December 10, 2013 14:00 - 14:30
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

14:30

Participant Engagement
Participant Engagement: Everyone gets a voice. A fast-paced round of feedback and dynamic plenary discussion among all participants, talking about what matters most to you.…

Moderators
avatar for Caroline Ncube

Caroline Ncube

Dr Caroline Ncube is an Associate Professor, and Deputy Director of the IP Unit, in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT), and lectures in the Master of IP programme of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe.


Tuesday December 10, 2013 14:30 - 15:30
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

15:30

Tea
Tuesday December 10, 2013 15:30 - 16:00
Courtyard

16:00

Scenarios Synthesis and Implications
Scenarios Sythesis and Implications
What might innovation systems and knowledge governance structures look like in each of these scenarios? What can be done if you see the signs of these scenarios emerging? YouTube video of this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy de Beer

Jeremy de Beer

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
Prof. Jeremy de Beer is a law professor at the University of Ottawa, working on technological innovation, intellectual property and international trade and development, and the co-Principal Investigator of the Open A.I.R. project. | | Many of his refereed articles on intellectual property issues relating to innovation and creativity appear in top-ranked journals recognized across the disciplines of law, business, communications and... Read More →


Tuesday December 10, 2013 16:00 - 16:20
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

16:20

KeyPoint: Peter Drahos: Responsive Regulation: An Optimal IP System in 2035? (presentation slides attached)
An Optimal IP System in 2035? Over the last two decades the theory of responsive regulation has become highly influential, both in terms of its impact on regulatory scholarship as well as its uptake by regulatory agencies. Fast forward to 2035: What might the optimal IP system look like? Drawing on examples from the patent system, traditional knowledge and trade marks, this talk asks whether and how we are moving toward the ideal embedded in responsive regulation: a system of decision-making that is open to new sources of knowledge and driven more by purposes and consequences than rules.
Presentation slides available below.
YouTube video of this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Drahos

Peter Drahos

Peter Drahos is a Professor in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University. He holds a Chair in Intellectual Property at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a member of the Member of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Before becoming an academic he was an officer of the Australian Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department. He holds degrees in law, politics and philosophy and is admitted as a... Read More →




Tuesday December 10, 2013 16:20 - 16:40
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

16:40

Next Steps
What are the take-home messages that you want your stakeholders to hear? What role will you play on the path toward one or another of these futures?

Moderators
avatar for Tobias Schonwetter

Tobias Schonwetter

Dr Tobias Schonwetter is Director of the IP Unit in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT), African Regional Coordinator for Creative Commons (CC), co-Principal Investigator for the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) Project, and former co-Principal Investigator for the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project. He is an editor of Access to Knowledge in Africa: Th e Role of Copyright (UCT Press... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dick Kawooya

Dick Kawooya

Dr Dick Kawooya is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and former Lead Researcher of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project. He is an editor of Access to Knowledge in Africa: Th e Role of Copyright, (UCT Press, 2010).
avatar for Chidi Oguamanam

Chidi Oguamanam

Chidi Oguamanam is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, (Common Law Section) and he is a faculty member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society and the Environmental Law Group. A member of the Open AIR network, his recent book is Intellectual Property in Global Governance (Routledge, 2012).
avatar for Nagla Rizk

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 →



Tuesday December 10, 2013 16:40 - 17:00
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

17:00

Open A.I.R. Cocktail Reception, Breakwater Lodge Terrace (DJ: Richard Nwamba)
Celebration of the transition from one phase of the Open A.I.R. project to the next, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the foot of Table Mountain overlooking the Cape Town Waterfront. DJ: African music specialist Richard Nwamba, host of the weekly The African Connection radio programme of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).


Tuesday December 10, 2013 17:00 - 19:00
Stonebreakers Graduate School of Business Annex
 
Wednesday, December 11
 

08:00

Late Registration
At registration, delegates are given a choice to be in one of three scenarios “discussion groups” — on biodiversity, trade, or telecoms — each assigned to stick together throughout this day focused on the Open A.I.R. scenarios. Each group will focus on one issue, and consider that issue in each of three different scenarios.

Participants can choose, on a first-come first-served basis at registration, to be assigned to one of the following groups:
1. Biodiversity: The Convention on Biological Diversity & Access and Benefit-Sharing (CBD & ABS)
2.  Trade: The World Trade Organisation & Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property (WTO & TRIPS)
3.  Telecoms: The International Telecommunications Union & World Summit on the Information Society (ITU & WSIS) 

Wednesday December 11, 2013 08:00 - 09:00
Academic Room 2

08:00

Special Workshop Session: IP Protection in Seed for Commercial and Subsistence Purposes (presentation slides attached)
IP Protection in Seed for Commercial and Subsistence Purposes ­ a
Wonderful Fantasy or a Harsh Reality?

Many countries, particularly in sub-Saharan African, are currently establishing or updating their Plant Variety Protection (PVP) regimes through the regional organisations of which they are part. The challenge for these countries is to create a system that enhances food security and suits both their commercial and smallholder farmers’ interests. The three panellists have been tasked with representing one of the three approaches to this challenge: (1) ­ a strong heavily-enforced PVP system, (2) a more moderate “differentiated” system, or (3) no system at all! Each will have 10 minutes to convince the audience of the correctness of their position. The three presentations will be followed by a 30-minute session of debate involving both the panellists and the audience.

Moderators
avatar for Julian Kinderlerer

Julian Kinderlerer

Julian Kinderlerer is emeritus professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Cape Town, having founded the Research Unit on IP Law at the university. He is a former professor of Biotechnology law at the University of Sheffield, where he was Director of the Sheffield Institute of Biotechnology Law and Ethics and is also a former professor of Biotechnology and Society at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is the... Read More →

Speakers



Wednesday December 11, 2013 08:00 - 09:00
Exhibition Hall

09:15

Welcome to 3rd Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest: Ahmed Abdel-Latif (presentation slides attached)
Welcome
A welcome to the 3rd Global Congress on IP & the Public Interest. YouTube video of this presentationPresentation slides available below.

Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Abdel-Latif

Ahmed Abdel-Latif

Ahmed Abdel-Latif is Senior Programme Manager for Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). He has taken an active part in international discussions on intellectual property, public policy and development. As an Egyptian career diplomat he worked at the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva (2000-2004... Read More →




Wednesday December 11, 2013 09:15 - 09:30
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

09:30

KeyPoint: Nagla Rizk: IP & the Public Interest: A North African Development Economics Perspective
IP and the public interest: A North African development economics perspective: Nagla Rizk provides a local perspective on intellectual property and the public interest, highlighting the interrelationship between knowledge, freedoms and development in light of a dynamically changing local environment and diverse scenarios for the future. YouTube video of this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Nagla Rizk

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 →



Wednesday December 11, 2013 09:30 - 09:50
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

09:50

KeyPoint: Ruth Okediji: IP Rights & the African Innovation Paradox
Intellectual Property Rights and the African Innovation Paradox: Ruth Okediji will explore distinct innovation pathways in the region of Africa. Her address will evaluate what factors should inform conceptions of the "public interest" in the African context, including an assessment of new challenges arising from global institutional arrangements and their effect on creative activity, development and economic growth on the continent. YouTube video of this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Okediji

Ruth Okediji

Ruth L. Okediji is the William L. Prosser Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School where she teaches contracts, copyright, trademarks, and international patent law. In 2013, she was awarded the Stanley V. Kinyon Teaching Award as the Best Tenured Professor in the Law School. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Professor Okediji held the Edith Gaylord Presidential Professorship at the University of... Read More →



Wednesday December 11, 2013 09:50 - 10:10
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

10:10

KeyPoint: Michael Geist: Taking User Rights Seriously: Two Weeks That Changed Canadian Copyright Law (presentation slides attached)
Taking User Rights Seriously: Two Weeks That Changed Canadian Copyright Law: When the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on five copyright cases in a single day, just weeks after the Canadian government passed long-awaited copyright reform legislation, Canadian copyright law experienced a seismic shift toward user rights. This talk examines the decade-long process leading to the two weeks that changed copyright for the foreseeable future. Presentation slides available below.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Geist

Michael Geist

Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School. Dr. Geist is a syndicated columnist on technology law... Read More →




Wednesday December 11, 2013 10:10 - 10:30
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

10:30

Plenary Discussion on KeyPoints
Congress delegates question and discuss the last three keypoint presentations.

Wednesday December 11, 2013 10:30 - 10:50
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

10:50

Tea
Wednesday December 11, 2013 10:50 - 11:20
Courtyard

11:20

KeyPoint: Mark Heywood: Access to Affordable Medicines
Access to Affordable Medicines
A presentation form activist Mark Heywood, speaking from his experience at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 about the struggle for social justice in South Africa -- as it relates to activists’ fight, both past and present, for gaining access to affordable medicines. YouTube video of this presentation.

Speakers

Wednesday December 11, 2013 11:20 - 11:40
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

11:40

KeyPoint: Susan Sell: Forum-Shifting & the Battle over IP Protection & Enforcement (presentation slides attached)
Forum-shifting and the battle over intellectual property protection and enforcement: Since the 1970s the US has used trade leverage to get other countries to offer stronger protection of its firms’ intellectual property. A leak of the draft IP chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership reveals continued US efforts to continue to push for higher standards and stricter enforcement in a heretofore highly secretive and exclusionary process. YouTube video of this presentation. Presentation slides available below.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Sell

Susan Sell

Susan K. Sell is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Associate Department Chair at the George Washington University in Washington DC. She earned her PhD in political science at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of several books on the politics of intellectual property: Power and Ideas: the North South Politics of Intellectual Property and Antitrust; Private Power, Public Law: the... Read More →



Wednesday December 11, 2013 11:40 - 12:00
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

12:00

KeyPoint: Sunil Abraham: The Freedom Continuum
The Freedom Continuum: Abraham categorises phenomena such as proprietary software, open content, open data, free and open source software, piracy, counterfeiting and identity fraud from the perspectives of freedoms and obligations. Of particular interest are the freedoms and permissions that affect attribution and their implications for contemporary information societies characterized by pervasive surveillance. YouTube video of this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Sunil Abraham

Sunil Abraham

Sunil Abraham is the Executive Director of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore. CIS is a 4-year-old policy and academic research organisation that focuses on accessibility by the disabled, intellectual property rights policy reform, openness [Free/Open Source Software, Open Standards, Open Content, Open Access and Open Educational Resources], internet governance, telecom, digital natives and digital humanities. Abraham is also... Read More →



Wednesday December 11, 2013 12:00 - 12:20
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

12:20

KeyPoint: Chidi Oguamanam: IP "Periphery" and IP "Core": Knowledge in the (Dis)service of Public Interest (presentation slides attached)
IP "Periphery" and IP "Core": Knowledge in the (Dis)service of Public Interest: In past decades, IP protection has been on steroids, drawing in any and every subject matter; shrinking flexibilities and exceptions to the point of asphyxiation of the public interest. In this moment of forced soul-searching, the IP periphery confronts the IP core, redirecting attention to collaborative knowledge production, to put the public interest back into IP. YouTube video of this presentation. Presentation slides available below.



Wednesday December 11, 2013 12:20 - 12:40
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

12:40

13:00

Lunch
Wednesday December 11, 2013 13:00 - 14:00
Courtyard

14:00

KeyPoint: Enyinna Nwauche: Communities and IP in Africa: Ownership, Openness and Collaboration (presentation slides attached)
Communities and Intellectual Property in Africa: Ownership, Openness and Collaboration: This presentation examines the nature and autonomy of IP communities in Africa especially how their understandings protocols and rules are evaluated and relate to state law. YouTube video of this presentation. Presentation slides available below.

Speakers



Wednesday December 11, 2013 14:00 - 14:20
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

14:20

KeyPoint: Margaret Chon: Leveraging Logos in Development
Leveraging Logos in Development: Many developing countries have looked to legal protections provided by certification, geographical indications and trademarks. The concept of “brand citizenship” is a means to understand this approach, going beyond the formal legal boundaries of marks and embracing as well economic, political and social implications. This concept has the potential to acknowledge and encourage new, previously invisible or suppressed forms of information exchange. YouTube video of this presentation. Presentation slides available upon request from Margaret Chon at mchon@seattleu.edu

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Chon

Margaret Chon

Margaret Chon explores the global governance dimensions of intellectual property, especially their distributional consequences and social justice implications. Since joining the Seattle University School of Law faculty in 1996, she has been an active scholar and teacher of intellectual property and critical theory. She is currently the Donald & Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, and formerly Associate Dean for Research... Read More →



Wednesday December 11, 2013 14:20 - 14:40
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

14:40

Plenary Discussion on KeyPoints
Delegates pose questions and discuss the last two KeyPoint presentations.

Wednesday December 11, 2013 14:40 - 15:00
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming

15:00

Tea
Wednesday December 11, 2013 15:00 - 16:00
Courtyard

15:45

Traditional Knowledge Track: Overview of Traditional Knowledge in Africa: Significance and Use
This introductory framing session will include a keynote address by a representative from the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST).

Moderators
Wednesday December 11, 2013 15:45 - 18:00
Boardroom I

16:00

Access to Medicines Track: Framing Access to Medicines

Framing Access to Medicines

Contemporary questions over access to medicines are speeding up as quickly as the advance of science. New drugs for a range of diseases are extending life and transforming health systems, with breakthroughs especially affecting the global South just in the past few years. The IP regime is also expanding and there are genuine questions around what a 21st century response looks like. How do we frame a pro-public health, pro-access, pro-innovation agenda? What alternatives to IP maximalism have a real chance of success? And how are academics and civil society responding?


Speakers
GV

German Velasquez

Dr Germán Velásquez | Special Adviser for Health and Development | South Centre, Geneva Switzerland | | Germán Velásquez graduated from Javeriana University, Bogotá with a degree in Philosophy and Humanities which was further complemented by a Master’s in Economics and a PhD in Health Economics from the Sorbonne University, Paris. In 2010 he received a PHD Honoris Causa on Public Health from the University of Caldas, Colombia. Until... Read More →


Wednesday December 11, 2013 16:00 - 17:30
Boardroom II

16:00

User Rights/Openness/Enforcement Tracks: Conceptualising Users' Rights: Copyright, Open Access and Enforcement in Dialogue

Conceptualising Users' Rights: Copyright, Open Access and Enforcement in Dialogue

Leading thinkers comment on the strategic and conceptual linkages between users rights campaigns being waged in copyright reform, in promoting open access policies and in resisting the global enforcement agenda. How are open models (either voluntary or prescribed) a useful parallel tool to expansion of limitations and exceptions in copyright to achieve similar legal reform goals? Where are open reforms and copyright reforms moving together? How will the Creative Commons (CC) policy change alter the work of CC affiliates? How are users advocates framing their resistance to the enforcement agenda in users rights terms and achieving similar goals through such advocacy?

Presentation slides available below. 

Moderators
avatar for Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn teaches courses on the intersection of intellectual property, trade law, and human rights and is the Associate Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), Washington College of Law (WCL), American University. At PIJIP, Professor Flynn designs and manages a wide variety of research and advocacy projects that promote public interests in intellectual property and information law and coordinates... Read More →

Speakers
DB

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 →
avatar for Niva Elkin-Koren

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 →
avatar for Caroline Ncube

Caroline Ncube

Dr Caroline Ncube is an Associate Professor, and Deputy Director of the IP Unit, in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT), and lectures in the Master of IP programme of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe.



Wednesday December 11, 2013 16:00 - 17:30
Exhibition Hall

19:00

 
Thursday, December 12
 

07:00

Airport Transfers: City Hopper
If you’re a non-funded delegate & need to organise an airport tranfer, you can talk to City Hopper in the transit lounge (off the Breakwater Lodge Foyer)

Thursday December 12, 2013 07:00 - 17:00
Breakwater Lodge Foyer

08:30

Late Registration
For delegates who missed out on the action Monday and Tuesday.

Thursday December 12, 2013 08:30 - 09:00
Academic Room 2

09:00

09:00

Traditional Knowledge Track: Introduction: National Documentation of TK: Examples from around the World
National Documentation of TK: Examples From Around the World: Introduction to the day and setting the agenda.

Moderators
Thursday December 12, 2013 09:00 - 09:15
Boardroom I

09:00

Openness Track & User Rights Track (Combined): Introduction: Open Policy Meets Copyright Reform
Speakers
avatar for Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll is a Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law.  His research and teaching specialties are intellectual property law and cyberlaw, focusing on the search for balance over time in the face of challenges posed by new technologies. He is a founding member of Creative Commons, Inc., a global organization that provides standardized... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Vollmer

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 09:00 - 10:15
Exhibition Hall

09:00

Access to Medicines Track: Patent Law Reform
Patent Law Reform: This workshop brings together civil society groups working on patent law reform in their respective countries, with experts and academics to share lessons learned, and help identify areas of cross-working and collaboration, as well as campaign and media-based activities to support successful policy reform. Led by civil society and government representatives from South Africa, Brazil, China and Uganda, this workshop will highlight processes currently ongoing in various countries. This will also be a learning opportunity for countries which have yet to undergo reform processes or implement TRIPS flexibilities into national law or practice. Presentation slides available below.

Moderators
JH

Julia Hill

Julia Hill is the Access Advocacy Officer for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders’ Access Campaign in South Africa. She advocates for access to affordable, adapted, and effective medicines, vaccines and diagnostics for MSF projects, specifically those in Southern Africa. In her current role, Ms. Hill is collaborating with the Treatment Action Campaign to “Fix the Patent Laws” in South Africa, calling on the Department of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yuanqiong Hu

Yuanqiong Hu

Ms. HU Yuanqiong,  lawyer, Founder and Coordinator of China Access to Medicines Research Group. She has been working on public interest law issues for long. Among her professional experiences, she worked as Advocacy Advisor with Access Campaign of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in China, Head of Policy and Research Division of Save the Children China programme, and as Attorney with Natural Resources Defense... Read More →
avatar for Pedro Paranaguá

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 →



Thursday December 12, 2013 09:00 - 10:30
Boardroom II

09:15

Traditional Knowledge Track: Peru: National Traditional Knowledge Register/Databases

Presentation on national traditional knowledge register/databases in Peru, followed by discussion. Presentation slides available below.




Thursday December 12, 2013 09:15 - 10:00
Boardroom I

09:15

Enforcement Track: SOPA without SOPA
SOPA without SOPA: In many countries, the rise of legislative resistance to stronger IP enforcement has pushed new enforcement initiatives from the public to the private sector.  Increasingly, the framework for online enforcement passes through private-sector agreements, around such issues as payment system blocking, site blocking, content filtering, graduated response measures, and settlement trolling. This session explores the terrain of what we might call SOPA without SOPA: the shift from public policy to private policy as the setting for new enforcement strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Pedro Mizukami

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 →


Thursday December 12, 2013 09:15 - 10:30
Lecture Theatre 1

10:00

Traditional Knowledge Track: India: The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL)

Presentation on India's Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), followed by discussion.


Thursday December 12, 2013 10:00 - 10:45
Boardroom I

10:15

10:45

Openness Track & User Rights Track (Combined): Parallel Session 1: User Rights Reports from the Field

Parallel Session 1: User Rights Reports from the Field: Advocates (including open advocates and CC affiliates) involved in promoting users rights around the world report on opportunities for positive change. What positive proposals are being offered in policy processes? What advocacy strategies are working? Where are the key opportunities for change and intervention? How are open and copyright reform strategies intersecting? Presentation slides available below.


Speakers
avatar for Riyadh Al-Balushi

Riyadh Al-Balushi

Riyadh Al Balushi is an assistant legal advisor at the Ministry of Legal Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman where he advises the government in regard to international law issues. He was a member of the experts team responsible for drafting the Unified Law for Combating Cybercrime for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. Riyadh holds an LLB from Cardiff University and an LLM in IT and Commerce from the University of Southampton.
avatar for Jonathan Band

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 →
avatar for Carolyn Dalton

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 →
avatar for Hala Essalmawi

Hala Essalmawi

Principal attorney & IPR officer, Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Good quality of education for all. | | IP Exclusive rights Should Not affect education, Health and Food | | Law should play a pivotal role in development .
avatar for Agatha Kabugu

Agatha Kabugu

Currently the Deputy University Librarian incharge of Planning at the University of Nairobi. Holds a BA from University of Nairobi and a Masters Degree in Librarianship from Leeds Metropolitan University. Has been responsible for coordination, planning and management of ICTs in the Library, capacity building, collaborations and partnerships as well as marketing of library services. At the national level, Ms Kabugu has been responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Jarosław Lipszyc

Jarosław Lipszyc

Jarosław Lipszyc – president of the Modern Poland Foundation, author of the concept of the “Włącz Polskę” website created by the Ministry of National Education, member of the committee of the Citizens of Culture and of the Internet Society Polska committee, board member of the Coalition of Open Education. He participates in all Foundation's projects: Free Readings (wolnelektury.pl), Future of Copyright (prawokultury.pl... Read More →
avatar for Miguel Morachimo

Miguel Morachimo

Miguel Morachimo is the Director of Hiperderecho, a peruvian non-profit organization devoted to enhance the public understanding of law and technology. He specializes in technology, media, Internet, and free-speech policies. His writings have appeared several times in national newspapers, magazines and online media, and he has appeared on national television and radio. Morachimo is a frequent guest lecturer in universities and has participated in... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Ncube

Caroline Ncube

Dr Caroline Ncube is an Associate Professor, and Deputy Director of the IP Unit, in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT), and lectures in the Master of IP programme of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe.
avatar for Pedro Paranaguá

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 →
avatar for Carolina Rossini

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 →
avatar for Trudi van Wyk

Trudi van Wyk

Ms Trudi van Wyk is the Director: Career Development and Open Learning at the Department of Higher Education and Training where she is also responsible for eLearning in post school education and training. She was the Director: Curriculum Innovation and ICT in Education in the former Department of Education up to 2009 and was seconded to the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada as an Education Specialist in eLearning and Open Educational... Read More →



Thursday December 12, 2013 10:45 - 13:00
Exhibition Hall

10:45

Openness Track & User Rights Track (Combined): Parallel Session 2: Funding and Research: Coherence in the International Open Agenda
Funding and Research: Coherence in the International Open Agenda: This discussion will engage a funder representative and senior programme leaders from two large-scale 'Open' research initiatives in a discussion around what measures can be taken to ensure better cohesion across 'Open' and '4D' initiatives in areas such as synthesis of research questions, methodological approach and evaluation.

Presentation slides available below. 

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Willmers

Michelle Willmers

ROER4D Curation & Dissemination Manager, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, UCT
Background in scholarly communication and research project administration, with a focus on the African higher education sector. Interest in all things "open".

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams

Associate Professor, University of Cape Town
Research on OER in the Global South (ROER4D) project | Open Research | Open Data



Thursday December 12, 2013 10:45 - 13:00
Lecture Theatre 2

11:00

Access to Medicines Track: Human Rights as Tools for Pro-Health IP
Human rights regimes are an important but perhaps underutilized avenue for promoting access to medicines. Human Rights and “inventors” rights often conflict, and yet they occur in different venues and under different terms. At the national and international level, can we seize rights-based venues to better promote the balance?


Thursday December 12, 2013 11:00 - 12:00
Boardroom II

11:00

Enforcement Track: How Enforcement Works

How Enforcement Works: Despite the centrality of enforcement to Internet policy debates, there is still surprisingly little work on its actual practice: how it is organized in the public and private sectors, how much it costs, how effective it is, what role the courts play, and so on.  This session will explore recent work and opportunities for research on the practices of enforcement, from the growth of distinctive ‘enforcement industries,’ to efforts to estimate economic impact, to accounts of border enforcement against counterfeit goods.


Speakers
avatar for Ramon Lobato

Ramon Lobato

Ramon Lobato is a research fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, where he also teaches media and communications. His primary research area is audiovisual distribution, with a focus on informal and pirate networks. His book Shadow Economies of Cinema: Mapping Informal Film Distribution (British Film Institute, 2012) examines how film circulates - both... Read More →
avatar for Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

Rosana Pinheiro-Machadi is a social scientist and an anthropologist who has incorporated the interdisciplinary approach into her worldview and practice. She received her PhD from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS/Brazil) in 2009. Part of her PhD study was done in the Department of Anthropology at University College London, where she was an Honorary Researcher. Currently she is lecturer of Anthropology of Development at University... Read More →
avatar for Susan Isiko Strba

Susan Isiko Strba

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


Thursday December 12, 2013 11:00 - 12:00
Lecture Theatre 1

11:15

Traditional Knowledge Track: South Africa: The National Recordal System (NRS)

Presentation on South Africa's National Recordal System (NRS), followed by discussion.