What was your contribution to the event?:
Notes of my presentation titled "Reframing Access to Knowledge as a Consumer Protection Issue" are attached to this page. Part of these notes derive from pending research being conducted for Consumers International by George Tian.
What outcomes do you have to report?:
Seeking to ensure that public policy initiatives concerning intellectual property serve the public interest, more than 170 scholars, policymakers, and policy advocates from approximately 35 countries traveled to American University Washington College of Law (WCL) for the first Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, August 25-27, 2011. The attendees at the three-day deliberation aimed to build a positive agenda for intellectual property policy in the next decade – one composed of proposals that maximize both technological and cultural innovation and enable activities that serve the broader, global public interest.