The Third Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

The Third Global Congress was held in Cape Town, South Africa, December 9th-13th, 2013. Over 250 researchers, practitioners, and policymakers discussed new work and policy developments around users' rights and development-centered IP policy.  The event was held jointly with the capstone conference for the OpenAIR project, which brings together researcher on innovation policy in Africa.

The American Assembly is a founder and co-organizer of the Global Congress, which provides a forum for discussing and advancing evidence-based, public-interest intellectual property policies that balance the needs of creators and the public.  The third Congress was funded by IDRC, the Open Society Foundation, GIZ, and contributions from partnering organizations.


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