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In conjunction with the IFRRO AGM 2006, Copyright Licensing Ltd (CLL) and IFRRO organised an international seminar covering two main themes: the value and protection of indigenous knowledge and the collective management of indigenous rights; distance and e-learning and copyright. This was followed by a panel discussion on key issues for Reproduction Rights Organisations in the digital environment.  

IFRRO was honoured to welcome presenters from international organisations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), as well as leading experts in indigenous rights and distance learning. The plenary session was opened by Peter Shepherd, IFRRO President, and Mark Sayes, Chair CLL.  


Keynote address - Download Word file 
Dr Patrick Masouyé, Director, Copyright Collective Management and Related Issues Division, World Intellectual Property Organization

Session 1 - Empowering Local Communities: Protection of Indigenous Rights

Traditional Knowledge: Values of Traditional Cultural Expressions and Protection in Asia Pacific - Download Powerpoint File
Mr Sivakant Tiwari (Singapore), Chair of the APEC/IPEG (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation/Intellectual Property Rights Experts' Group)

Creativity and Mātauranga Māori: Toward Tools for Innovation - Download Powerpoint File
Dr Charles Royal, Director, Mauriora Ki Te Ao, Living Universe Ltd, New Zealand

Developing National Legislation based on Pacific Model Law 2002 - Download Powerpoint File
Anne Haira, Senior Solicitor, Maori Legal Services Group, Kensington Swan, New Zealand

Role of the Crown and Indigenous Peoples in Protecting and Managing Traditional Knowledge - Download Powerpoint File
Erica Gregory, Analyst, Intellectual Property Policy Group, Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand

Sámikopiija and Indigenous Rights in the Nordic Countries - Download Word File 
Harald Gaski, Associate Professor of Sámi literature, University of Tromsø and representative of Sámikopiija, the Sámi reproduction rights organisation, Norway

Session 2 - Communities Through Learning: Distance, E-Learning and Copyright

Teaching and Learning Online: A Perspective From a University Librarian - Download Powerpoint File
Janet Copsey, Librarian, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

E-Learning in Australia: One Publisher's Experience - Download Word File
Peter Donoughue, Chief Executive, John Wiley & Sons, Australia

Challenges of E-Learning to the Administration of Copyright and Authors' Rights -Download Word File
Professor Helge Rønning, Professor of Media and Communication, University of Oslo and Chair of Kopinor, the Norwegian reprographic rights organisation

USP Initiatives for Distance Education Provision of Materials to Remote Students -Download Powerpoint File
Elizabeth Reade Fong, Deputy University Librarian, Customer Services, University of the South Pacific

Digital Coursepack Pilot Project - Download Powerpoint File
Brian O'Donnell, Director of Business Development, Access Copyright, Canada

Session 3 - Key Issues in the Digital Environment for Reprographic Reproduction Rights Organisations (RROs) 

Knowledge Economy Fostering Creative Industries - Key Issues for RROs in the Digital Environment - Download Powerpoint File
Peter Shepherd, IFRRO President and Chief Executive, Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, UK

Following the above introduction, a panel of experts discussed issues such as:

• Digital Rights Management: requirements and potential uses of interoperable identification systems

• International metadata databases for clearing rights for content aggregators

• Obtaining digital mandates from members: types of licensing appropriate for collective licensing through RROs

• What users want in the digital environment