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Education, Research and Copyright

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As educators, we advocate for a copyright framework that enables us to provide quality and innovative education and research. Education and research fit for the 21st century. Copyright needs to be reshaped in order to enhance research and quality public education which spans the lives of learners and takes place in a variety of formal and informal settings, online as well as offline.

We believe international copyright agreements and domestic law should be balanced between the rights of creators and the rights of users in order to support the development and dissemination of education, knowledge and research.

Access to quality education is a fundamental human right and a prerequisite for a thriving knowledge-based economy and for the advancement of science and innovation. We work to ensure copyright laws include exceptions that cover all relevant providers of education and research and permit the diversity of educational and research uses – both digital and analogue – of copyrighted content.

Our work on education, research and copyright

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 June 2022

    Why the education community should be paying attention to the WTO E-commerce Work Programme

    Michael Geist

    E-commerce has emerged in recent years as critical part of commercial activity. With mounting online sale of goods and delivery of services, the implications of e-commerce for the education community arise at both the commercial and policy levels. Indeed, e-commerce and online education delivery played an increasingly prominent and important...

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  2. Education, Research and Copyright

    Is it legal? Education and Copyright in the Digital Age

    23 May 2022

    This study intends to demonstrate whether copyright exceptions and limitations for educational purposes are fit for remote educational practices. Several studies commissioned by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have analysed the copyright frameworks for education across the world8. The author has also previously analysed the fragmented landscape of provisions...

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  3. Future of work in education 9 May 2022

    Education and Copyright: obstacles to teaching in the digital age

    Teresa Nobre

    Access to knowledge is an important aspect of the right to education . In order to respond to the needs in the classroom, teachers often complement traditional teaching resources (e.g., textbooks and other curated materials) with a wide spectrum of materials from a variety of sources (e.g., short videos, images,...

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  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 April 2022

    Enabling the future of youth research through copyright

    Sean M. Fiil-Flynn

    This year’s World Intellectual Property Day is being dedicated to the theme of youth empowerment . The focus is on recognition of the role of youth “stepping up to innovation challenges, using their energy and ingenuity, their curiosity and creativity to steer a course towards a better future.” Intellectual property...

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  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 December 2020

    WIPO’s missed opportunity to produce guidance on copyright exceptions hits education during pandemic

    A legal instrument on copyright exceptions for the use of materials for teaching, learning, research, and the work of cultural heritage organisations is still not available. According to Education International, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) missed an opportunity at its recent Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)...

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