A2K@IGF Dynamic Coalition Session
IGF-Rio 2007
Date: 14 November 2007 – Wednesday
Time: 16:30 – 18:00
Room: Versailles II

Windsor Barra Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The public is welcome to attend the meeting of the Access to Knowledge and Freedom of Expression (A2K@IGF) Dynamic Coalition at the 2007 Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

The A2K@IGF Dynamic Coalition session will include a series of presentations on the impact on access to knowledge and freedom of expression from unbalanced intellectual property rights in a digital environment.

A2K@IGF 2007 Meeting Agenda and Speaker List:

Session Chair: Robin Gross, IP Justice Executive Director


Brad Biddle, Intel Corp., Senior Attorney
Presentation: Impact of secondary liability rules on innovation and competition in digital environment and the economic value of robust limitations and exceptions to intellectual property rights

Eddan Katz, Yale Information Society Project (ISP) Director, and Ronaldo Lemos, Center for Technology and Society (FGV-CTS) Director
Presentation: Country Specific Case Studies on Access to Knowledge

Mary Wong, Law Professor at Franklin Pierce University, Professor of Law
Presentation: Analysis of anti-circumvention measures in bilateral trade agreements and recommendations for policymakers negotiating IPR rules in “Free Trade” Agreements

Pedro de Paranagu Moniz, Vargas School of Law Professor of Law
Presentation: Impact of technological restrictions to enforce copyright and “Digital Rights Management” systems on access to knowledge

Susan Struble, Sun Microsystems, IT Standardization and Government Strategy
Presentation: Role of technical standards in providing access to knowledge

Natasha Primo, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Presentation: Global civil society efforts to promote ITC for providing access to knowledge.

More info:
A2K@IGF Dynamic Coalition Website
IP Justice Wiki for A2K@IGF Meeting in Rio
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Website
IGF-Rio 2007 Host Country Website
Videos from IGF-Athens 2006 Dynamic Coalition Meeting