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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 19 June 2018

    “Between hope and despair in the EU copyright reform- What's in it for education?”, by Nikola Wachter

    Nikola Wachter

    I am a teacher by training and I am concerned about the current European Union copyright reform. I am familiar with the day to day practices of preparing lessons, the search for the best picture, text snippet, piece of music or video that will help me to explain a certain...

    “Between hope and despair in the EU copyright reform- What's in it for education?”, by Nikola Wachter
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 June 2018

    Education issues high on the WIPO agenda

    Through statements in plenary, organising a side event, meeting with delegates and collaborating with other civil society actors, Education International has reaffirmed the importance of advancing on international copyright exceptions at the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

    Education issues high on the WIPO agenda
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 8 May 2018

    #ResNet: "Wheeling and Dealing in Education and Global Trade Agreements", by Susan L. Robertson

    Susan Robertson

    As the minutes ticked down toward the final boarding call for my late evening train from London to Brussels, I was furiously typing up notes from a research report I had just read on the Trade in Services Agreement, otherwise known as TISA. The young man sitting next to me...

    #ResNet: "Wheeling and Dealing in Education and Global Trade Agreements", by Susan L. Robertson
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 April 2018

    Ready for Real Change? Copyright, Education and the Quest for Equality , by Carys Craig

    Carys J. Craig

    April 26th is World Intellectual Property Day, the 2018 theme for which is ‘Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity.’ While, truth be told, the day itself typically strikes me as an awkward effort by the World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO] to celebrate the protection of intellectual property [IP] for...

    Ready for Real Change? Copyright, Education and the Quest for Equality , by Carys Craig
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 April 2018

    The EU Copyright reform: Education ministries should play a stronger role in the copyright reform process to secure public interest, by Damjan Harisch

    Damjan Harisch

    The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia (Ministry) has taken keen interest in the EU Copyright reform, which was initiated by the EU Commission through a Proposal for a Directive on Copyrights in the digital single market in September 2016, following several years of public...

    The EU Copyright reform: Education ministries should play a stronger role in the copyright reform process to secure public interest, by Damjan Harisch
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 April 2018

    Canada’s copyright regime -- who’s afraid of fair dealing? by David Robinson

    David Robinson

    If you’re looking for a cure for insomnia, then perusing Canada’s Copyright Act[1] might just be what the doctor ordered. The Act weighs in at a hefty 176 pages of dense legal text that is sure to induce somnolent yearnings in even the most caffeinated reader. On the other hand,...

    Canada’s copyright regime -- who’s afraid of fair dealing? by David Robinson
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 April 2018

    Copyright and education: unequal conditions for teaching and learning in Europe, by Teresa Nobre

    Teresa Nobre

    What can a teacher do in a classroom with a poem, a video, an artwork or a piece of music created by someone else? From early childhood education to higher education, literary and artistic works can be used by teachers, academics and researchers, education support personnel and students for educational...

    Copyright and education: unequal conditions for teaching and learning in Europe, by Teresa Nobre
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 April 2018

    Education and copyright. It matters to you!

    (YES you can share these images and videos with your students, colleagues and anyone! But that is not always the case.)

    Education and copyright. It matters to you!
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 March 2018

    Open access to research highlighted at CIES conference

    Education International and its affiliates’ work on open science and the publishing industry was showcased at this year’s Comparative International Education Society (CIES) conference.

    Open access to research highlighted at CIES conference
  10. Union renewal and development 21 November 2017

    EI advocates for affordable access to educational materials

    Education International (EI) has brought the voice of educators to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), with a strong call for wider access and exceptions with regards to copyright in education.

    EI advocates for affordable access to educational materials
  11. Union renewal and development 22 September 2017

    EI promotes quality open educational resources

    Representatives from Education International and its member organisations have stressed the links between quality education and open educational resources at the second Open Educational Resources conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

    EI promotes quality open educational resources
  12. Union renewal and development 28 July 2017

    Seminar on copyright in education reveals complex ownership system

    “Who owns knowledge?” was the question at the core of a seminar on copyright in education, the first of its kind to bring education unions and copyright experts together at EI’s headquarters in Brussels.

    Seminar on copyright in education reveals complex ownership system
  13. Union renewal and development 6 July 2017

    Battle over academic knowledge ownership heats up

    International attention is increasingly focusing on the issues created by restricted access to knowledge, an issue also highlighted by Education International at a recent higher education conference.

    Battle over academic knowledge ownership heats up
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 June 2017

    Copyright and education at WIPO

    Teresa Nobre

    The World Intellectual Property Organization Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) is currently engaged in discussing, at an international level, limitations and exceptions to copyright, including for educational purposes.

    Copyright and education at WIPO
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 June 2017

    Education unionist elected onto ILO’s governing body

    Amanda Brown, the Assistant General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, has been elected onto the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation as part of the workers’ group.

    Education unionist elected onto ILO’s governing body
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 June 2017

    The CETA’s “Investment Court System”: A Supreme Tribunal to Protect the Wealth of Foreign Nationals

    Gus Van Harten

    Imagine if governments proposed a supreme tribunal for the world. The tribunal would have the power to review anything countries can do in their sovereign role. It could review countries’ laws and regulations at any level. It could review the judgments of their highest courts.

    The CETA’s “Investment Court System”: A Supreme Tribunal to Protect the Wealth of Foreign Nationals