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Cablegate: Urals Audience Wants More On Ipr

R 310809Z DEC 08
FM AMCONSUL YEKATERINBURG
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 1237
INFO DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC
DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC
AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
AMCONSUL ST PETERSBURG
AMCONSUL VLADIVOSTOK
AMCONSUL YEKATERINBURG

UNCLAS YEKATERINBURG 000082


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD KIPR ECON RS
SUBJECT: URALS AUDIENCE WANTS MORE ON IPR

1. The December 22, 2008 PAS Yekaterinburg DV conference on
copyright protection in education, science, and academic
research proved to be wildly successful, leaving the audience
clamoring for more. Professor Doris Estelle Long of the John
Marshall Law School in Chicago was our U.S. expert. The Russian
audience of 20 included professors and students of two major
universities involved in the sphere of copyright in education:
the Ural State Technical University and the Urals Law Academy.

2. The discussion was wide-ranging, covering economic and legal
models for sharing rights on copyrighted works; laws regulating
access to and use of electronic education resources; and
policies of U.S. universities towards publishing education
materials. The audience was particularly interested in how
discoveries or works developed in university-sponsored research
labs or incubators can be commercialized, and who holds the
rights to these works. The audience was also interested in how
cases involving internet posting without authorization can be
successfully prosecuted. Other questions involved digital
signatures and authentication, and the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act.

3. Both the speaker and the audience were greatly satisfied with
the professional level of the conference. The Yekaterinburg
audience requested further DVCs to share experience on IPR with
American specialists and proposed that the next conference be
held in Spring, 2009. For this DVC they would like to invite
their colleagues from Moscow universities. We believe that
legal educators, legislators, and law enforcement in the Urals
region would benefit from further DVCs as well as programs such
as IPR roundtables.

4. Post appreciates the help of IIP/S in arranging the
conference.

SANDUSKY

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