Saturday, April 29 • 15:30 - 18:00
Kickstarting a CC-wide Copyright Reform Platform in Support of the Commons - session sponsored by Re:Create Coalition

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With the new global network strategy moving into implementation mode, let's kickstart the development of issue-based platforms which can get us organized and mobilized for maximum impact for positive copyright policy change.

Saturday, 29 April
Harbourfront Room
Facilitated by Timothy and Lisette

  • Intros around the room (5 min)

  • Agenda of what we want to accomplish today (10 min) (Timothy + Lisette)

    • Purpose and objective(s) of the platform

    • “Setting the floor” of shared principles for copyright reform in the CCGN

    • Discussion of membership process and ideas for working together

    • Drafting of relevant working documents to inform others and solicit feedback

    • Discussion of subgroups/committees

  • Explanation of “platform” model under CCGN strategy (15 min) (Alek + Claudio)

  • “Show-and-tell” example of existing copyright reform collaboration (20 min)

  • Facilitated discussion and information-gathering: GOALS AND POLICY PLATFORM (30 min)

    • ~6 persons/group

    • Questions to answer in the breakout groups:

      1. What are the goals of the platform? What is in scope? What is out of scope?

      2. What are our core policy recommendations for copyright reform in support of the commons and the public interest?  

      3. What are the key venues for engagement? International (WIPO), supranational (European Union), national (Argentina), multilateral (TPP), etc.

      4. How does this platform intersect with existing coalitions/projects/efforts around copyright reform? i.e. what is already being done?

  • Report back (15 min)

  • Output: Draft document on shared goals and policy platform for CC copyright reform


  • Facilitated discussion and information-gathering: OPERATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP (30 min)

    • ~6 persons/group

    • Questions to answer in the breakout groups:

      1. How do issues get raised? How do decisions get made?

      2. How do new members come into the group?

      3. What are the responsibilities of platform members? How do we enable people to contribute in different ways?

      4. How does the platform communicate, both internally and externally?

      5. How do we develop and agree on a roadmap of work? How do we track and measure these activities?

    • Report back (15 min)

  • Output: Draft document for operation of CC copyright reform platform

  • Next steps

    • Drafting and editing of papers

    • Public communications of outcomes of the session?

    • Development of working groups on particular aspects?

This session was independently organized by Lisette Kalshoven, Timothy Vollmer, and others. It is sponsored by Re:Create Coalition.

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Lisette Kalshoven

Advisor copyright, heritage and open education, Communia Association
Lisette Kalshoven is advisor at Kennisland in the areas of copyright, heritage and open education. She combines writing policy documents with practical interventions and training sessions for professionals. Creating access to information is always the reference point in her work... Read More →
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Timothy Vollmer

Senior Manager, Public Policy, Creative Commons
Right now I work on public policy issues at Creative Commons. I also ride bikes and bake bread.

Saturday April 29, 2017 15:30 - 18:00 EDT
SoCo Ballroom (section B)