Intellectual Property:

EIFL statement in support of LDC TRIPS waiver

26 February 2013: UNDP/UNAIDS support LDC request for an extension to the TRIPS transition period

Starting in 2013, Copyright Owners (and Heirs) Can Break Contracts & Recapture Copyrights


Traditional Knowledge:

Academics Criticise Handling Of Cultural Diversity, Traditional Knowledge At International Level 


Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Financial Realities — A New Analysis Suggests OA Will Have a Benign Effect on Publishers

CKAN – open source data portal software

Can we have Open Data without Open Access?

Social Network Could Revolutionize Disease Treatment

Now! Easily Distracted

How Corporations Score Big Profits By Limiting Access To Publicly Funded Academic Research

Open Access and the Author-Pays Problem: Assuring Access for Readers and Authors in a Global Community of Scholars

Open Educational Resources


Conference Alerts:

African Conference on the Strategic Importance of IP Policies to Foster Innovation, Value Creation and Competitiveness

12-13 March 2013 - Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

The 21st Annual Fordham intellectual Property Law and Policy Conference

4-5 April 2013, New York City, USA

World Creators Summit

4-5 June 2013 – Washington, DC, USA


Diplomatic Conference to conclude a Treaty to facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities

June 17 to 28, 2013 – Marrakesh, Morocco