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Creative Commons at WIPO: Supporting a more fair copyright for teaching and learning

Last week in Geneva, Creative Commons participated in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) bi-annual meeting of its committee on copyright and related rights. CC has had “observer status” at WIPO since 2011, which means that it can attend the proceedings and at times offer written or oral feedback on activities of the committees. WIPO’s … Read More “Creative Commons at WIPO: Supporting a more fair copyright for teaching and learning”

‘Open In Action’ Requires Continuity and Solidarity with Fundamental Copyright Reform

It’s Open Access Week 2016. Open Access Week is an annual week-long event that highlights the importance of sharing scientific and scholarly research and data. The goal is to educate people on the benefits of open publishing, advocate for changes to policy and practice, and build a community to collaborate on these issues. This year’s … Read More “‘Open In Action’ Requires Continuity and Solidarity with Fundamental Copyright Reform”

Open Access Policy In Practice: A Perspective from the Wellcome Trust

It’s Open Access Week 2016. Open Access Week is an annual week-long event that highlights the importance of sharing scientific and scholarly research and data. Its goal is to educate people on the benefits of open publishing, advocate for changes to policy and practice, and build a community to collaborate on these issues. This year’s … Read More “Open Access Policy In Practice: A Perspective from the Wellcome Trust”

United Nations Report Calls for Open Access to Research to Improve Global Health

Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash, CC0. Last month the United Nations released a report with recommendations on how to improve innovation and access to health technologies. The panel’s charge called for it to “recommend solutions for remedying the policy incoherence between the justifiable rights of inventors, international human rights law, trade rules and … Read More “United Nations Report Calls for Open Access to Research to Improve Global Health”

Cancer Moonshot Should Prioritize Open Access to Publicly-funded Research

18FDG Synthesis by Brookhaven National Laboratory, BY-NC-ND 2.0. Vice President Biden is leading the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, which seeks to make ten years’ worth of progress on cancer research in half that time. We think an important part to finding cures is changing policy to improve access to cancer research. Our recommendations include: Make … Read More “Cancer Moonshot Should Prioritize Open Access to Publicly-funded Research”

Securing the right to read for the visually impaired

Braille soon coming to Visual Libraries Project by Claire Sambrook, CC BY-NC 2.0. Today the Marrakesh Treaty—the international agreement to improve access to copyrighted works for the blind and visually impaired—goes into effect. The treaty has been discussed at the World Intellectual Property Organization since 2008 and was signed in Marrakesh in June 2013.  It … Read More “Securing the right to read for the visually impaired”