Thursday, 20 August 2009

Egyptian Organization Makes Important Study Available in Arabic

Arab_World_Green The Bibliotheca Alexandria A2K project in Egypt just announced release of an Arabic translation of Professors P. Bernt Hugenholtz and Ruth Okediji’s study on copyright limitations and exceptions.  ““Conceiving an International Instrument on Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright” looks at limitations and exceptions under Berne, in the context of the TRIPs three-step test and in relation to other areas that might influence exceptions.  The study also explores possibilities for new international instruments and makes recommendations for the future of limitations and exceptions.

Both the Arabic and English versions of the reports are released under a cc-by-nc-nd license.

A2K expressed special thanks to the authors for the ease in which it was able to obtain permission to translate the work.  It is very encouraging to see so much collaboration, an organization in Egypt obtaining permission from a Nigerian professor in the US and a professor in Amsterdam to translate an important study for the benefit of people across the Middle East and North Africa and around the world.  Kudos to all involved!

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