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Acceso al Conocimiento en la Sociedad de la Información
#Consumo, #Piratería y #CiudadaníaDigital
Jeremy Malcolm
Consumers International
31 agosto 2011
1. Access to knowledge in Mexico
2. How copyright and IP affect us all
3. What CI is doing about it in 2011-2013
A. Access to knowledge
B. Broadband
C. Consumer rights and representation
2011 has been a year of successes in Mexico...
“ ¿Por qué estabamos en
contra de ACTA,
seguimos en contra de
ACTA y seguirémos en
contra de ACTA?
Porque ACTA esta mal
Senador Federico Döring,
parte de la bancada
presidencial (PAN)
...and also a year of embarrassments
“ El tema de la piratería es más
importante que el tema
narcotráfico. El tema de la
piratería cuesta billones de
doláres al mundo. El impacto
económico es muy importante.
Director de Instituto Mexicano
de la Propiedad Industrial,
Rodrigo Roque Díaz
Hay que entender que la
piratería es como robar una
casa o robar algo, no por algo
se llama propiedad intelectual.
Deaths in Mexico from drug trafficking (2006-2011): 36,000
Deaths in Mexico from intellectual property infringement: 0
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What is Consumers International doing about this?
Access to Knowledge
Consumer Rights
Access to knowledge activities
The IP Watchlist
Negotiating for “fair use” licences
National campaigning
IP Watchlist 2011
Best rated countries
Worst rated countries
1. Moldova
1. Thailand
2. United States
2. Chile
3. India
3. United Kingdom
4. Lebanon
4. Brazil
5. New Zealand
5. Belarus
Are incidental temporary or transient copies allowed?
Can authors release all their rights to the public domain?
Can consumers create remix or mashup works?
Are there penalties for obstructing consumer use rights?
Mexico's placing on the 2010 IP Watchlist
Ranked 17th out of 35 countries – grade C
The longest copyright term in the world
Life + 100 years (twice the minimum)
No provision for compulsory licensing
Lacks adequate limitations and exceptions
eg. for libraries, disabled, education
Excessive penalties compared to GDP
No general US-style fair use right
Negotiating for “fair use” licences
We want basic “fair use” rights to be
standardised across the world
We want to negotiate for these rights
directly from rights holder organisations
(Ideally) we want these rights to apply to
the whole repertoire of the organisation
(In general) we don't expect to have to pay
money in exchange for these rights
We will open the negotiations in June
National campaigning
Small grants for campaigns against public
policies that negatively impact A2K, such as:
Extra taxes on books or the Internet
Public lending rights in poor countries
Collective license fees payable for freely
licensed content
Private copying levies that are too high or
recompense uses that should be free
Fees for use of public domain material
Broadband activities
To uphold consumer protection principles and
human rights over broadband Internet through
National primary and secondary research
Roundtable meeting to present results
Development of advocacy manual
Online and offline campaigning materials
National piloting of advocacy manual
Dialogue with business
Consumer Rights and Representation activities
UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection
Research into IP abuse
Consumer Representation
All the amendments in overview
A new objective to promote and enhance
access to knowledge for consumers
New consumer protection provisions
No removing functions, changing terms
or use or locking away safe, legal uses
Facilitating universal access to the Internet
An entirely new Access to Knowledge part
Enabling competition from generic drugs
Supporting cross-border transfer of works
The new A2K part in overview
Increasing the availability of works
Public domain, preservation, libraries,
open access, free government works
Expanding fair use of works by consumers
Copyright exceptions, non-commercial
derivative works, cutting digital locks
Fairer enforcement practices
Respecting communications rights
Privacy, neutrality, diversity, standards
Research into IP abuse
1.Abuse of IPRs under Article 8(2) of TRIPS
Until now, only used competition law
Can consumer protection law also
trump TRIPS?
2.Consumer protection law and unfair
contract terms
Does the law allow contracts to take
away user rights (like fair use)?
Can it prevent them claiming to do so?
Consumer Representation in the Information Society
To ensure consumers are represented in
institutions governing the information society
Mapping the most relevant institutions
Identifying consumer representation gaps
Capacity building for members to fill gaps
Applying resources to send members in
Lobbying institutions that require reform
Evaluation of impact and sustainability
Unbalanced copyright and IP laws and
practices hurt consumers – not pirates
CI's approach to these laws and practices:
A Monitoring and negotiating to improve
A2K policies and practices at all levels
B A new global campaign on Broadband
C Enshrining Consumer rights in the UN
Guidelines and attacking IP abusers
Maximising Consumer representation
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