This dossier is addressed to readers who want to learn more about the global role of copyright and, in particular, its largely negative role in the global South. In 190 or so pages of text, the Copy/South Research Group, which have researched and debated these issues over the past 12 month, has tried to critically analyse and assess a wide range of copyright-related issues that impact on the daily lives (and future lives) of those who live in the global South.
Ultimately, this dossier seeks to provide an avenue into the serious discussions that must be held regarding copyright and development at the global level. The Group consistently look at copyright as a western idea being imposed on the global South. However, it is also time to look at the innovation coming from the global South as a model for transforming all cultures. Furthermore, it is time to develop deeper and stronger connections between activists in the global North interested in critiquing copyright laws and those in the global South seeking the same goals.