Commerce Department Postpones 'Africa IP Forum' After People Point Out How One-Sided It Is
from the all-stakeholders?-you-mean-we-have-to-hear-from-the-other-side? dept
The African Intellectual Property Forum, originally slated for April 3-5, 2012 in Cape Town, will be rescheduled. Organizers are committed to ensuring that all stakeholders – in government, private business, the arts and the development community – are represented and engaged in the conference organization and agenda.The organizers apparently also sent emails to those who had registered, apologizing to people who had already made travel arrangements.
While it's nice that the Commerce Department has recognized that the original program was no good and that all stakeholders should be heard from -- it would have been much nicer and a hell of a lot more convincing if they had done so originally, rather than just a few weeks before the scheduled event when people started protesting...