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Looking Ahead on Copyright in 2022

Even as it has added new complexity to law-making, the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a new light on the way that copyright regimes work, and how well able they are to flex to match an uncertain and changing world. That they need to accommodate digital is clear, but there is […]

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No, loss of access to information should not just be collateral damage: 10 years on from the SOPA-PIPA Internet blackout

Today marks 10 years since many major websites replaced their landing pages with black blocks or messages, in protest against efforts to pass laws in the United States that would have created dramatic new possibilities to block or otherwise damage websites accused of hosting copyright-infringing works. The Stop Online Piracy […]

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From the 17th to the 21st centuries: Copyright, Creativity and Access

Who should pay for creativity and how? And who should be able to access creative works and how? This blog looks both at how copyright is portrayed as a force for democratisation, but also at how the need to guarantee access and use of copyrighted works requires an approach that doesn’t just depend on the market.

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A Right to Be Remembered: A Task for Copyright Laws

Ever since the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union to allow people to request the removal of articles that violate their right to a private life from search results about them, the notion of a ‘Right to be Forgotten’ as entered the language. It is not […]

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Copyright and Sustainable Development – Part 2: Applying the logic of sustainability to copyright

As highlighted in the first part of this blog, the United Nations 2030 Agenda represents a new approach to overall development policy. That set out how the Agenda focuses on the full range of policy areas and countries (rather than a subset of each), and the interconnections between them. This […]

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Copyright and Sustainable Development – Part 1: How a balanced copyright framework supports delivery of the 2030 Agenda

The United Nations 2030 Agenda and its 17 the Sustainable Development Goals set out a comprehensive policy roadmap towards a new, more sustainable model of development. It is designed to steer not only the work of the United Nations and its agencies, but also those of governments, and of all […]

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The costs of non-access (part 2): why it matters when uses of works are prevented or complicated

In a post last week, we looked at the importance of being able to explain why non-investment in libraries matters. As highlighted, in difficult budgetary times, governments are faced with the challenge of how to make cuts while causing least pain. Being able to explain the harm that reducing or […]

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