WS 131 Rethinking copyright: can we develop a set of common principles?

This workshop aims to build on previous workshops at the IGF, such as “Copyright under a magnifying glass: thought provoking ideas” organized by ISOC and WIPO last year. It intends to take the copyright debate one step further and concentrate on:

  • finding common ground and establishing a minimum set of globally acceptable standards or principles, that could lead to a minimum-level of harmonization at global level, ideally in the medium-term;
  • discussing how such principles could be legally enforced. In recent weeks there have been various new initiatives that attempt to internationally regulate international property rights. Initiatives such as SOPA, PIPA and ACTA have demonstrated the difficulties in obtaining the correct balance between protecting intellectual property rights and preserving the openness of the internet. Read more

Time: Wed, 2012-11-02 11.00 – 12.30

Workshop Room: Conference Room – 7
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