The good folks over at American University are hosting the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest next week. The Congress will bring together scholars, policymakers, and policy advocates to discuss how positive copyright policies can be constructed. The purpose of the event is to come up with policy recommendations that would allow copyright to serve the interests of artists and the general public and not just a few established industries. The plenary session of the Congress is open to the public and folks at American University welcome your participation. Here’s more information about the Congress:
The opening session will begin at 1pm August 25 with a public discussion about the changing technological and policy landscape that affects creative and innovative activities. It will be in plenary session and will be open to the public and webcast live and on demand – the organizers ask that people planning to attend register by Tuesday, August 23 here: http://goo.gl/a4HKO
Prior to the opening, international experts will hold a public press event to release two draft reports commissioned by the EU Parliamentary Greens on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), and to analyze the public interest impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.
The full announcement is available here: http://infojustice.org/public-events/global-congress/register-now
The conference website is here: http://infojustice.org/public-events/global-congress/