American University has been awarded a $3.8 Million Grant from Arcadia Fund to Promote the international right to research. "The project will study changes needed in international copyright policy to ensure equity in the production of and access to research." In the article, Sean Flynn, Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property and the project’s principal investigator said:
In many countries, library resources, for example, can only be used ‘on the premises’ of that institution. Use of educational materials is often restricted to use ‘in a classroom.’ Our goal is to promote a system in which every researcher, every student, and every citizen of every country has the ability to engage in modern research activity and enjoy its products, including across borders and utilizing online tools.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought issues with copyright to the forefront. I'm glad to see groups like this begin to tackle them.