Globalizing Copyright User Rights

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This event is targeted at anyone interested in Copyright and public policy in the context of open knowledge. Wikipedians with an interest in these topics are welcome to attend this event.

Attendees interested in participating in this workshop must have purchased a Pre-Conference Day 2 Ticket and selected to attend "Globalizing Copyright User Rights" when filling out the Eventbrite form. Please visit the registration page for more information on how to register.


SunSquare City Bowl, Wale room

Date & Time

  • Thursday, 19th July 2018 (2nd day of the pre-conference)
  • 14:00 pm to 17:00 pm

This workshop will survey ongoing copyright reform processes around the world and how they may impact the provision of user rights necessary to promote creation, analysis and reporting of the kind found on Wikipedia.



Please get in touch with Tusi Fokane <> if you have any questions.


  • 14:00 - Welcome address: Douglas Scott
  • 14:10 - Keynote: Lessons from the Copyright Reform Process
Honourable Cachalia (MP), Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry
  • 14:30 - Film & roundtable: Copyright, Creativity & Freedom of Expression
Chair and Introduction - Tusi Fokane (Coordinator: ReCreateZA)
Lulamile Mohapi (Academic and videogame developer)
Wandile Dlamini (Student activist)
Right to Know (Civil Society)
Tobias Schonwetter (Executive Director, University of Cape Town IP Unit)
Sean Flynn (Director, Program on Info Justice & Intellectual Property)
  • 15:15 - Discussion / Questions
  • 15:45 - Lightning talks: Global Copyright and public policy advocacy
  • 16:30 - Mixers: Social event and open discussions

Attendees are invited to stay at the venue for the Public Policy Meetup following this event.


If you are interested in attending you can signup at the list below: