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Wednesday, October 21 • 11:30 - 12:00
Leading Africa’s Copyright Reform: A multi-stakeholder Approach

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The session will focus on copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries, archives, and education in the African region. Libraries rely on exceptions to allow everyday uses of copyright-protected materials, e.g., to provide a researcher with a copy of a journal article, to make an accessible format copy for a blind student, or to make a preservation copy. However, too many countries in Africa have no provisions allowing libraries to carry out even basic activities, and where they do exist, they are often not adapted for the digital age and they do not permit cross-border cooperation.

Speakers
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Sadik Shahadu

Co-Founder/Executive Director, Global Open Initiative/Dagbani Wikimedians
My name is Sadik Shahadu from Ghana. I am a Co-founder of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group and the Global Open Initiative. I am currently serving as a regional ambassador for indigenous communities at Art+Feminism, a steering committee member of the Wikimedia Language Diversity... Read More →
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Gideon Sarpong

Co-Founder, iWatch Africa
Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with over eight years of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2020 11:30 - 12:00 UTC
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