The Copyright Infrastructure Division is responsible for the provision of support and technical assistance to Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) and national copyright offices around the world. It also undertakes economic and policy studies on the health of the creative industries and provides the staffing for the secretariat of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC).
Our activities include:
- Providing staffing for the secretariat of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) – an alliance of WIPO, organizations that serve or represent persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled and rightsholders.
- Undertaking and publishing studies on the economic contribution of copyright-based industries to national economies.
- Providing training and technical assistance to member states, national copyright offices and CMOs on a wide variety of copyright issues, (including on specialized computer software, WIPOCOS) for the effective collective management of copyright and related rights.