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Copyright Reform for Growth and Jobs

Social innovators, as a group, source, sample, and share information widely. Sometimes we are working in very open contexts where such sharing and sampling is valued, sometimes not. 

The Lisbon Council has released a report which gives an overview of the current context of copyright in Europe.

Copyright Reform for Growth and Jobs
By Ian Hargreaves and Bernt Hugenholtz

(Brussels, BELGIUM) -- Today, the Lisbon Council launches a new policy brief,Copyright Reform for Growth and Jobs: Modernising the European Copyright Framework.
 
Written by Ian Hargreaves, professor of digital economy, University of Cardiff; author,Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth ("the Hargreaves report") and senior fellow at the Lisbon Council; and Bernt Hugenholtz, professor of intellectual property law and director of the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam and academic adviser to the Lisbon Council.
 
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The paper was launched in Brussels at the High-Level Roundtable on Making the Copyright Regime Fit for the Digital Age.

Additional copies of the policy brief can be downloaded from the Lisbon Council website at www.lisboncouncil.net/publications.