Roundtables on International Copyright Education



The U.S. Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are hosting a yearlong virtual roundtable series on copyright education for youth enrolled in primary and secondary schools. Convening each month, the Roundtables on International Copyright Education: IP and Creativity for the Youth (RICE) begin June 15, 2021.


RICE provides invited government officials, education policymakers, and educators from around the world with an opportunity to share and discuss strategies and best practices for educating youth about copyright. The series seeks to strengthen collaborative networks among participants and across regions.


Following RICE’s conclusion, the Office and WIPO will design materials for educators who are active in developing educational strategies to enhance the understanding and appreciation of intellectual property.


Roundtable Agendas

  • June 15, 2021
  • July 20, 2021
  • August 17, 2021
  • September 21, 2021
  • October 19, 2021
  • November 16, 2021
  • January 18, 2022
  • February 15, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

    Opening Remarks

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  • Lateef Mtima

    Lateef Mtima

    Speaker and Panelist

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  • Robert Brauneis

    Robert Brauneis

    Speaker and Panelist

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  • Kim Tignor

    Kim Tignor

    Speaker and Panelist

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  • Hollis Wong-Wear

    Hollis Wong-Wear

    Speaker and Panelist

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Recording of Copyright & Social Justice, which took place at the Library of Congress on January 15, 2020


As a follow up to "Copyright & Social Justice," the U.S. Copyright Office interviewed Lateef Mtima, professor of law at the Howard University School of Law and founder and director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, as part of our Copyright Spotlight series. Professor Mtima discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic and protests against police brutality have impacted creators and creative communities of color. He also explained how sociopolitical movements have inspired creative works.