World Intellectual Property Organization
A United Nations committee has been working for 16 years on a set of international laws to protect indigenous intellectual property.
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Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the UN, stands accused of manipulating
Danielsen became aware of the problem when blind people began emailing his organization claiming they could not sign the
But during 10 days of negotiations under the auspices of a World Intellectual Property Organization panel, the U.S. delegation
After several days of difficult deliberations, however, American negotiators eased resistance to the new drug research fund
State Department officials also pointed out in the meeting that even a non-voting member can chair important committees, Feder
Apparently, China didn't get the memo. On Wednesday, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said that patent
Today a UN body is trying to reach an agreement on work on copyright exceptions for persons who are blind or have other disabilities. The US Patent and Trademark Office is aggressively trying to block it.
Why are publishers and their responsive friends in the US and EU governments so opposed the efforts to create strong global exceptions for persons who have disabilities?
A web site mocking Glenn Beck's integrity has won a claim brought against it by the Fox News commentator accusing the site
The heavy punishment of illegal file sharers on the web will be counter-productive in the global fight against Internet piracy
The number of accessible works is very small everywhere. However, in developing countries, the collections are super small, and access to works in languages other than English is practically non-existent.
A blog on the news that is not reported in the US could be much longer. This is only about a few items involving global intellectual property negotiations.
The new picture of a poorer China did not surprise me. Everywhere I looked, what's done in the United States by one or two workers, was done in China by a multitude of workers.
The creative entertainment industry argues that if they don't make money from legal sales, then the creative wellspring will dry up. What's often lost in the legal battles is any awareness of actual research on what might make our society more creative.