"The United Nations Human Rights Council is holding its 28th session this
month, and one item on the agenda is discussion about a report from
Farida Shaheed, who is a “Special Rapporteur” in the area of “cultural
rights.” Ms. Shaheed is a well-known Pakistani sociologist and human rights activist. Her report is a remarkable document in many ways, with a lot of things to like for those who are concerned
about the overreach of copyright laws. There are also some points that
are troubling, although, on balance, I would love to see this report get
attention and action from the U.N".
Copyright, Open Access, and Human Rights