Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright


Copyright reform is under active discussion at the national level in the United States and in many other countries.  PIJIP has built a large body of work on fair use and other limitations and exceptions to copyright.  Foremost among these is the series of Codes of Best Practices” or “Principles” for fair use in specific professions or use groups, such as journalismacademic and research libraries, poetry, and documentary filmmakers.  These codes are jointly developed by affected stakeholders, with guidance from PIJIP and the AU Center for Social Media.

Internationally, PIJIP has organized a network of IP scholars that has produced model legislation a supporting materials for countries revising their copyright laws.  On August 11, 2015, we helped organize a workshop on Internet Rights, Cultural Development and Balancing Features in South African Copyright Reform.