Conceiving an International Instrument on Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright

Study supported by the Open Society Institute (OSI), March 6, 2008

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2012-43

Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2012-37

57 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2012 Last revised: 31 Mar 2012

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P. Bernt Hugenholtz

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Ruth Okediji

Harvard Law School

Date Written: March 7, 2012

Abstract

The task of developing a global approach to limitations and exceptions is one of the major challenges facing the international copyright system today. This paper examines policy options and modalities for framing an international instrument on limitations and exceptions to copyright within the treaty obligations of the current international copyright system. We consider this international copyright acquis as our general starting point, and evaluate options for the design of such an instrument, including questions of political sustainability and institutional home.

Suggested Citation

Hugenholtz, P. Bernt and Okediji, Ruth, Conceiving an International Instrument on Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright (March 7, 2012). Study supported by the Open Society Institute (OSI), March 6, 2008; Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2012-43; Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2012-37. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2017629 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2017629

P. Bernt Hugenholtz (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

P.O. Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

Ruth Okediji

Harvard Law School ( email )

1575 Massachusetts
Hauser 406
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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