Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright – Recent Developments and the Way Forward
28 - 29 May 2009
Conference Room B at WIPO, Chemin des Colombettes 34, 1211 Geneva 20.

Key Issues

Responding to the call from WIPO Member States for intensified cooperation between WIPO and UNCTAD, UNCTAD and the International Centre on Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) are organizing, on 29 May 2009, a lunch time side event to the upcoming meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR).

The side event will focus on innovative ideas of how to promote creativity in the digital environment and to strike an appropriate balance between the interests of copyright holders and users.

Key speakers will be Professor Reto M. Hilty, Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property, Munich, who will present the "Munich Declaration on a Balanced Interpretation of the ´Three-Step Test´ in Copyright Law" and Professor Jerome H. Reichman, Duke University School of Law, who will speak on "Sustainable Innovation in the Digital Environment: The Crucial Role of Copyright Law´s Limitations and Exceptions".

Participants will have the opportunity to exchange views and engage in a substantive discussion will the panelists.



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