intellectual property

Joint civil society submission to the CESCR: Briefing on copyright as a barrier to the exercise of cultural rights online in the Republic of Korea
Joint civil society submission to the CESCR: Briefing on copyright as a barrier to the exercise of cultural rights online in the Republic of Korea 16 February 2017 APC, Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet and OpenNet Korea

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet and OpenNet Korea submit this report for the adoption of the List of Issues in order to review the Republic of Korea’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Through this document, APC, Jinbonet, and OpenNet Korea seek to provide the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) with additional information on how the internet impacts ...

Economic, social and cultural rights in India: Opportunities for advocacy in intellectual property rights
Economic, social and cultural rights in India: Opportunities for advocacy in intellectual property rights 05 December 2016 Sunil Abraham and Vidushi Marda

The rights established in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) are socioeconomic rights and are easily mapped onto rights to education, work, science and culture. These rights, however, are not as easily mapped onto intellectual property rights. This three-part case study contemplates the ICESCR through aspects of intellectual property in India, namely, mobile patents, free and open source software (FOSS), and India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Libr...

Submission on the Draft Policy on Intellectual Property of South Africa by the Association for Progressive Communications on behalf of the Access to Knowledge Civil Society Coalition
Submission on the Draft Policy on Intellectual Property of South Africa by the Association for Progressive Communications on behalf of the Access to Knowledge Civil Society Coalition 05 August 2015 Access to Knowledge Civil Society Coalition

Executive summary The commitments to development-oriented intellectual property policy, in particular the proposed changes to the patent system to ensure greater access to medicines, are welcome. The policy addresses issues that affect the daily struggles of millions of South Africans. The A2K coalition therefore submits that as a national policy it must take into account the fundamental rights...

Media piracy: Approaching IP from the South
Media piracy: Approaching IP from the South 21 July 2008 Natalie Brown

Royalty fees world map: © Copyright 2006 SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan). http://www.worldmapper.org/The issue of piracy and access to knowledge is of increasing relevance to the ICT4D community. As new copyright laws attempt to keep pace with the shifting landscape of digital cultural production, legal restrictions on media use and distribution, s...

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