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The Law Department of the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the University of Cyprus Library, in the framework of the World Open Access Week, invites you to the speech of Dr. John Willinsky entitled “Copyright Reform for Open Access.”

Date:     October 24, 2022
Venue: Library – Learning Resource Centre “Stelios Ioannou”, LRC 012 Amphitheater
Time:    10:00 am – 11:30 am
Audience: Academic and research community, lawyers, librarians and students

The speech will be held in the English language.


Mr. Tassos Christofidis, Rector of the University of Cyprus
Mr. Constantinos Kombos, Associate Professor, President of the Law Department

Organizational oversight:

Ms. Tatiana – Eleni Synodinou, Professor of the Department of Law
Ms. Sylvia Koukunidou, Officer of the University of Cyprus

Short bio: John Willinsky is Professor, Simon Fraser University, and Khosla Family Professor Emeritus, Stanford University. Having founded the Public Knowledge Project in 1998, he has seen its open source Open Journal Systems (OJS) grow into the world’s most widely used journal platform. His dozen books include the Copyright’s Broken Promise: How to restore the Law’s  ability to promote the progress of science (2022, MIT Press), The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT Press 2006) and The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke (Chicago 2017).

If you would like to attend the talk entitled “Copyright Reform for Open Access”, please complete the participation form here.