WIPO has published a report, "Intellectual Property on the Internet: A Survey of Issues," that addresses the far-reaching impact that digital technologies ? the Internet in particular ? have had on intellectual property (IP) and the international IP system.
After a brief introduction describing general trends affecting the evolution of the Internet, the Survey addresses the evolving digital economy and the migration of intellectual property to the Internet, as well as the broader questions raised for intellectual property by the impact of information and communications technologies in the digital environment. The Survey focuses on recent developments in the traditional fields of copyright, trademarks and patents, as well as domain names, and progress in private international law and alternative dispute resolution. It also explores the particular concerns that face developing countries in e-development, and outlines the ways in which WIPO is addressing these various issues.
Table of Contents
- I. The Internet and the Development of the Digital Society
- II. The Migration of Intellectual Property to the Internet
- III. The Impact of the Internet on Intellectual Property Law
- IV. The Role of Private International Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- V. Issues for Developing Countries in the Digital Environment
- VI. Digital Delivery of Intellectual Property Services
- VII. The WIPO Digital Agenda
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- In Russian - The Russian translation is not official, and WIPO takes no responsibility for inaccuracies or changes resulting from the translation of the information.