Roundtables on International Copyright Education

The U.S. Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) co-hosted 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) began June 15, 2021 and concluded on April 19, 2022.

RICE provided 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 sought 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.

The following countries and regional organizations participated in the symposium:


ARIPO countries







United Kingdom

Antigua and Barbuda







Trinidad and Tobago


  • 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.