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Friday, October 16 • 14:00 - 15:00
Copyright Advocacy: Over the Long Terms: The State of Activism on Too-Long Copyright Terms (And How You Can Join In)

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Truly unfettered sharing and reuse shouldn't be limited to cultural works that are almost a century and a half years old , however, bloated copyright terms do just that. Through efforts like The TPP Copyright Trap campaign, EFF and others are pushing back against further term extensions and other threats to the public domain.

Creative Commons has its roots in fighting term extensions: free public licenses were developed directly alongside Lessig's Supreme Court challenge of the Copyright Term Extension Act. While the case was ultimately unsuccessful,the battle over copyright term length is far from over—in fact, it's heating up. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens to increase term length in six new countries, longer terms have already hit the books in countries like Canada and Jamaica, and we're approaching the end of the 20-year U.S. public domain dead zone created by the last extension. In this talk, we'll discuss these threats and more, and explain how EFF and other activists have fought to defend the public domain. 


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Friday October 16, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
4. National Museum of Korea Lecture Room (100 seats) National Museum of Korea, 137, Seobinggo-ro (168-6, Yongsan-dong 6-ga), Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04383, Korea

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