Reforming International IP Law: Limitations and Exceptions Reexamined

A group of IP legal experts gathered in Amsterdam just before Christmas 2011 to discuss the copyright limitations and exceptions in the international law as well as domestic laws. The meeting is not a large one but invited the scholars from US, China, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, UK, Australian, Canada, Germany, France and Netherlands. The meetings began with the categorized studies on the different legal approaches in European Continental countries, Anglo-Common Law, fair-use countries and other civil countries. The discussion then moved on to 3-step and its application in both international and domestic law. The meeting also addressed the correlation between the L&E and spiritual rights, personal rights (such as right of names and reputations), and technological measures. The short but interesting gathering inspired the attendees to meet again in other occasions whenever possible, including a workshop in China in 2012.

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