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Friday, April 13 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Fixing Copyright to Meet the Needs of Educators – Global State of Play

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In 2017, legislative process in multiple countries concerned copyright and education. More importantly, this became an important advocacy issue, with activists networking to raise visibility of the issue, and in order to better support each other. In the session we will reflect on those developments, and build momentum for 2018 and later.

AGENDA
Fixing copyright to meet the needs of educators - global state of play” Introduction (Maja)
Set of short presentations on advocacy strategies, state of play, and policy successes
Teresa -  10 minutes (c) Europe
Melissa -  10 minutes (c) 

Maja - 10 minutes (c) Slovenia

Delia - 10 minutes (c) Australia
Nikola -  10 (c) International state of play 
Discussion: World Cafe Format led by Judith
Each speaker will continu discussions in a smaller group on the central question how we can make copyright reform an integral part of open education policy going forward? 
Each group reports back
Concluding Remarks (Alek - interested listener and Maja)
 
Delia Browne
Delia is an extremely experienced copyright law policy lawyer and is currently the National Copyright Director of Australian Schools and Technical and Advanced Education colleges(TAFEs). Delia manages the National Copyright Unit which provides specialist copyright advice to schools and the TAFE sector, implements smart copying initiatives and conducts negotiations with collecting societies on behalf of schools and TAFE institutes. In her current role- she led the successful 2005- 2006 education law reform efforts which led to the introduction of free educational use copyright exceptions. She is currently advocating for the introduction of fair use as recommended by the Australian Law Reform Commission to the ALRC Review Copyright and the Digital Economy and again most recently by Productivity Commission Inquiry into Intellectual Property arrangements. She is the education lead of Creative Commons Australia and recently represented Creative Commons at WIPO Standing Committee Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. Delia is one of the co-founders and the President of Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) www.p2pu.org.
 
Teresa Nobre
Teresa is an attorney-at-law based in Lisbon, Portugal, and a legal expert on copyright at Communia International Association on the Digital Public Domain. She is also Creative Commons Portugal legal lead. She coordinated the research projects Educational Resources Development: Mapping Copyright Exceptions and Limitations in Europe (Creative Commons, 2014) and Best Case Scenarios for Copyright (Communia 2016). Teresa is actively involved in the copyright reform debate in Europe, and she is the legal lead of Communia’s current campaign RIGHTCOPYRIGHT (rightcopyright.eu) to fix copyright law for education. Teresa holds a university degree in Law from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (2003) and a LL.M. in Intellectual Property from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (2009).
 
Judith Blijden
Judith Blijden is a lawyer and works as an advisor at Kennisland in the areas of copyright and digital culture. She works together with cultural heritage institutions to improve the legal information of their online collections. Together with Communia International Association for the Digital Public Domain she works on improving the copyright framework in Europe for the education sector. She writes policy and research reports and gives workshops to professionals on the topic of copyright law.
 
Nikola Wachter
Nikola is a research officer at Education International, the global federation of education unions where she coordinates research on education privatisation and its impact on education system. She also works on EI’s programmes concerning teachers and children with (dis)abilities, ICT in education and open education issues including OER, copyrights and open access. As part of her work she is involved in fostering exchange and providing research capacity development for education unions from across the world. Nikola is a certified teacher, union activist and holds an additional master’s degree in education and globalisation form the University of Oulu, Finland (2014).  As a former teacher and union activist she concerned about strengthening equitable access to quality public (education) systems and promoting the democratisation of knowledge within and beyond education.
 
Melissa Hagemann
Melissa is a Senior Program Officer with the Open Society Foundations’ Information Program, where she heads the Access to Knowledge portfolio. She has been deeply involved in the development of the Open Access and Open Education movements, having co-organized the meeting which led to the Budapest Open Access Initiative which first defined Open Access, as well as the meeting which led to the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, which first proposed the strategy of advocating for public access to publicly funded educational materials.  Melissa has held several positions within the Open Society Foundations, including managing the Foundations’ Regional Library Program in Budapest, as well as the Science Journals Donation Program. She currently sits on the advisory board of the Wikimedia Foundation and has served on the Member of Experts’ Group of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Library Initiative. Prior to joining Open Society, she received an MSc from the London School of Economics and worked in the European Parliament.
 
Maja Bogataj Jančič 
Maja is a founder and director of the Intellectual Property Institute, a private research, think thank and consulting institution in the field of intellectual property located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She researches, consults and publishes in the area of copyright, intellectual property and Internet law and is a co-author of several books in this field. She is an arbiter in the domain name disputes for the domain name .si and an arbiter at The Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. She is a trademark attorney. She was a Creative Commons legal lead for Slovenia. She has earned her law degree from the University of Ljubljana (law, ‘96) and holds master’s degrees from Universities of Ljubljana (economics, ‘99), Harvard (law, ‘00) and Turin (intellectual property, ‘05). She earned her PhD degree (copyright law, ‘06) at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana.


Speakers
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Judith Blijden

Advisor Copyright and Digital Culture, Kennisland
Judith Blijden is a lawyer and works as an advisor at Kennisland in the areas of copyright and digital culture. She works together with cultural heritage institutions to improve the legal information of their online collections. Together with Communia International Association fo... Read More →
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Delia Browne

National Copyright Director, National Copyright Unit
Delia Browne is the national copyright director of the National Copyright Unit to the Australian Schools and VET sector and is an expert in copyright law, Creative Commons and OER. She is one of the co- drafters of the Cape Town Declaration on OER and co- founder and President... Read More →
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Melissa Hagemann

Senior Program Officer, Open Society Institute
I lead the Open Society Foundations’ work on Access to Knowledge. I have been deeply involved in the development of the Open Access and Open Education movements, having co-organized the meeting which led to the Budapest Open Access Initiative which first defined Open Access, as... Read More →
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Maja Bogataj Jančič

founder / director, Intellectual Property Institute
CC Slovenia, Legal Lead | copyright expert
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Teresa Nobre

Teresa is an attorney-at-law based in Lisbon, Portugal, and a legal expert on copyright at Communia International Association on the Digital Public Domain. She is also Creative Commons Portugal legal lead. She coordinated the research projects Educational Resources Development: M... Read More →
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Nikola Wachter

Education International
Nikola is a research officer at Education International, the global federation of education unions where she coordinates research on education privatisation and its impact on education systems. She also works on EI’s programmes concerning teachers and children with (dis)abiliti... Read More →


Friday April 13, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Kensington Ballroom "B" 2nd floor, Delta Toronto Hotel, 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto ON

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