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Workshop Program

Nov. 14-15,  2008

Location: Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Schumannstr. 8,         Berlin-Mitte, Germany

Thursday – Nov. 13, 2008


Social Event



Chimney talk: Jerzy Montag, MP, spokesman for law and politics, BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN (Green Party) in the German Parliament


Friday - Nov. 14, 2008




9:00 – 9:15

Ralf Fücks, Andreas Poltermann, Heinrich-Böll-Foundation

Welcome addresses, Introduction to the conference

9:15 – 9:30

All participants


Session 1: Copyright and Science – Demands and Objectives 

Moderation: Rainer Kuhlen

9:30 – 10:30

Rainer Kuhlen, University of Konstanz (Germany)

Copyright and Science – Demands and Objectives [pdf]

10:30 – 11:00

Panel discussion: Rainer Kuhlen, Gerhard Fröhlich, Stuart Taylor, The Royal Society (United Kingdom), Florin Filip, Academy of Romania (Romania), Agnès Ponsati, CSIC Library Network, Spanish National Research Council (Spain)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

Session 2: Exceptions and Limitations or a Copyright Blanket Clause for science     Moderation: Wolf-Dieter Sepp

11:30 – 12:00

Lucie Guibault, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

A Framework for an Obligatory System of Exceptions and Limitations [pdf]

12:00 – 12:30

Séverine Dusollier, University of Namur (Belgium)

A Systematic Approach to Exceptions in the European Union

12:30 – 13:00

Panel discussion: Lucie Guibault, Séverine Dusollier, María J. Iglesias, University of Namur (Belgium), Jaak Järv, Estonian Academy of Sciences (Estonia), Benjamin Bajon, Max-Planck-Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht (Germany)

13:00 – 14:00


Session 3: Open Access – An alternative to or a replacement for copyright       Moderation: Lucie Guibault

14:00 – 14:30

Stevan Harnad, University of Southampton (United Kingdom) (via teleconference) 

Copyright Reform Should Not Be Made A Precondition For Mandating Open Access text: [pdf] slides: [pdf]

14:30 – 15:00

Hélène Bosc, Open Access Working Group of Euroscience (France) slides: [pdf]

Open Access to the Scientific Literature: a Peer Commons Open to the Public      text: [pdf]

15:00 – 15:30

Panel discussion: Stevan Harnad, Hélène Bosc, Rainer Kuhlen, Jiři Rákosník, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic), Jaak Järv, Estonian Academy of Sciences (Estonia)

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break – Tea time

Session 4: The Green Paper “Copyright in the Knowledge Economy” Moderation: Gerald Spindler, University of Göttingen (Germany)

16:00 – 16:30

Rainer Kuhlen, Information Science, University of Konstanz (Germany)

Introduction into the Green Paper [pdf]

16:30 – 18:00

Workshop: The Green Paper “Copyright in the Knowledge Economy”; Elaboration of a Common Statement


Informal meeting in a local restaurant

Saturday – Nov 15, 2008




Session 5: Science communication and collaboration Moderation: Michael Seadle, Institute for Library and Information Science, HU Berlin (to be confirmed)

9:30 – 10:00

Paul Ayris (UK), UNICA Scholarly Communications Group

The Future of Scholarly Publication [pdf]

10:00 – 10:30

Panel discussion: Paul Ayris, Ágnes Téglási, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary), Rosa Nyárády, UNESCO chair in communication (Hungary), Ján Bakos, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

Session 6:Founding of the ENCES network: European Network for Copyright in support of Education and Science                        Moderation: Rainer Kuhlen, University of Konstanz (Germany)

11:00 – 12:00

Workshop: The Green Paper “Copyright in the Knowledge Economy”; common statement and forming of ENCES (= European Network for Copyright in support of Education and Science)

12:00 – 13:00



Social Event


13:30 -15:00


Guided tour

Sightseeing tour

CERN exposition "World Machine"

Scheunenviertel (Barn Quarter), Central Berlin