The first of Consumers International's regional meetings on Access to Knowledge, held this week in Kuala Lumpur, was a considerable success in establishing the programme of the global consumer movement for its work on intellectual property and A2K over the next few years. In addition, the meeting served a valuable regional capacity building function, with over forty participants attending, thirteen of them giving presentations on the issues for consumers in their country around Access to Knowledge, communications rights and access to the Internet.
The main outcome of CI's work on Access to Knowledge - Copyright as a Barrier to Accessing Books, Journals and Teaching Material was a 65-page report on Copyright and Access to Knowledge: Policy Recommendations on Flexibilities in Copyright Laws.
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Report on Digital Rights Management and Access to Knowledge – II
Access to Knowledge - Copyright as a Barrier to Accessing Books, Journals and Teaching Material
This was a two-year project (October 2004 to September 2006) implemented by Consumers International Kuala Lumpur Office with the support of the Open Society Institute Development Foundation (US) and the International Development Research Centre (Canada).
|09:30:00||Welcome and introductions|
|10:00:00||Presentation on "Intellectual Property as a Consumer Issue" by Jeremy Malcolm|
|11:00:00||Presentation of country reports on IP and communications rights|
Reports presented by: