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Shuttleworth Foundation Working Paper on Intellectual Property. Implementing the WIPO Development Agenda: Treaty Provisions on Minimum Exceptions and Limitations for Education

Education is at the heart of development. The UN has recognized this fact for quite some time. Implementing the World Intellectual Property Organization?s Development Agenda requires a special focus on how intellectual property rights interact with education. This chapter argues that the Development Agenda presents the right opportunity to create globally applicable minimum exceptions to copyrights for educational purposes. Absent such harmonization, educators and educational institutions around the world will face unnecessary hurdles to facilitating development. This working paper was prepared for the EDGE (Emerging Dynamic Global Economies) Network, hosted by the University of Ottawa and funded in part by the International Development Research Centre. -

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