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CopySouth Research Group conference in Rio, June 2010

15 May 2010

The CopySouth Research Group (CSRG) invites you to attend and join in the debates at its international conference on copyright to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the end of June.

The issues to be discussed include: 1) file sharing, copyright ‘piracy’ and the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA); 2) musicians and the copyright system; 3) cultural diversity and North-South knowledge flows; 4) Electronic books, Google books, and Sciello books; 5) access to knowledge in the global South; 6) the political economy of copyright; 7) alternatives and resistance to copyright.

Leading critical researchers, information activists, and musicians from Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Cuba, the United States, South Africa, Ghana, the Philippines, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom will be speaking.

There will be simultaneous interpretation in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

DATES: 28-30 June 2010.

TIME: 9:30 to 18:00

PLACE: Salão Nobre, Serviço Geológico do Brasil (CPRM), Escritório do Rio de Janeiro, Av. Pasteur, 404 – 3° andar – Urca, 22290-240 Rio de Janeiro, BRASIL

A musical performance will be held on the evening of 28 June.

Full details will be available after 28 May at:

There will be a small travel pool to assist with the travel costs of interested persons coming from South America.

This is the third CopySouth conference. Previous conferences were held in the UK in 2005 and India in 2008. For more on the CSRG, go to: http://www.copysouth.org/

This conference is NOT endorsed by the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

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