Digital Education Workshop
at the
2007 Internet Governance Forum

Place: Alhambra II Room, Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Date: 13 November 2007 (Tuesday)
Time: 18:30 – 20:00



The Digital Education and Information Policy Initiative:
Towards the Development of Effective Exceptions to and Limitations on Copyright in the Realm of Digital Education

IGF-Rio Workshop Agenda and Speaker List:

1. Opening Remarks

  • Moderator: Eddan Katz (Executive Director, Information Society Project at Yale Law School)

2. Challenges for Education and Development

  • Titilayo Akinsanmi (Program Manager, Global Teenager Project)

  • Maria Badia (Member, European Parliament)

3. Open Educational Resources and Participatory Learning

  • Explaining Participatory Learning: Philipp Schmidt (Project Manager, Open Courseware Project, University of the Western Cape in Cape Town)

4. Copyright Issues

  • The Perspective of Publishers: Crispin Taylor (Executive Director, American Society of Plant Biologists)

  • IP Regimes from a Global Perspective: Geidy Lung (Legal Officer, Copyright Law Division of the Copyright and Related Rights Sector, WIPO)

5. Solution Frameworks

  • Exceptions to and Limitations on Copyright : Luis Villaroel Villalon (Copyright Legal Advisor, Ministry of Education, Chile)

  • Technological Protection Measures and Digital Education: Gwen Hinze (International Affairs Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation)

6. Conclusion

  • Brad Biddle – (Senior Attorney, Intel Corporation)

  • Robin Gross – (Executive Director, IP Justice)

  • Aniko Gyenge – (Legal Advisor, EC Law Department, Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement, Hungary)

  • Pedro Paranagua – (Professor of Law, Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law, Rio de Janeiro)

Workshop Organizers:

  • The Information Society Project at Yale Law School
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Ministry of Education, Chile
  • Intel Corporation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement, Hungary
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law (Centre for Technology and
  • Society) FGV-CTS
  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • IP Justice

Full Workshop Proposal

For more information on this workshop contact Julia Sonnevend at Yale ISP. For information on the 2007 IGF, visit the IGF’s website or the Host Country’s website.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]