How the automation of notice and takedown—arguably the key legal procedure for regulating online speech—undermines its core compromise between users, copyright holders, and internet companies.
The fourth Congress was hosted by the Center for Internet and Society in Delhi, India, with the goal of taking stock of "Three Decades of Openness; Two Decades of TRIPS," attracting over 400 researchers, activists, and practitioners.
Media Piracy in Emerging Economies (Chinese edition) is the first large-scale comparative study of media markets, media piracy, and IP enforcement in the developing world.
The OSP Workshop & Hackathon was held June 6-7, Columbia University, at the Heyman Center for the Humanities and Studio@Butler. The event was the first all-hands gathering of the OSP community to discuss and address the next set of social, institutional, legal, and technical challenges for the OSP.
The Second Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest brought 250 researchers and activists from 40 countries to Rio de Janeiro in December, 2012, to promote the development of a "positive agenda" for public-interest intellectual property policy.
The Congress works to articulate a positive agenda for IP policy reform and to strengthen international capacities for evidence-based policy making. The First Global Congress brought together 200 academic, industry, NGO, and government officials in August, 2011, at American University in Washington DC.
The Third Global Congress was held in Cape Town, South Africa, December 9-13, 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.
A May 23rd workshop on the future of the first sale doctrine in copyright law—the principle that underpins lending and rental models for copyrighted media, such as books and DVDs.
A comparative study of media consumption, media acquisition, and attitudes toward copyright enforcement, based on a 2011 survey of 2,300 US Americans and 1,000 Germans.
The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest convened over 180 experts from 32 countries and 6 continents to help re-articulate the public interest dimension in intellectual property law and policy. The Washington Declaration is the result of that large-scale conversation.