Conceiving an International Instrument on Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright
Study supported by the Open Society Institute (OSI), March 6, 2008
Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2012-37
57 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2012 Last revised: 31 Mar 2012
Date Written: March 7, 2012
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.
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