Copyright reform is under active discussion at the national level in numerous countries. PIJIP is currently working with a global network of IP scholars to produce draft language for a flexible limitation and exception that could be included in national legislation. We expect to offer this language, which may include more than one model provision, to legislators and civil society advocates in countries contemplating copyright reform. Additionally, we aim to develop an online “tool kit” to assist these deliberations.
Our network’s next meeting will be held September 14-15 in Washington D.C., where we hope to come to agreement on draft legislative language, and review of a draft white paper on the Three-Step Test and its relationship to flexible limitations and exceptions. It will further include a discussion of the positive cases where flexible limitations and exceptions are enabling innovation and development.