WIPO provides assistance to its member states in identifying the specific role that copyright and related rights have played in the performance of selected copyright industries. The following studies have resulted from this assistance:
- International Survey on Private Copying
This survey contains a collection of key data on private copying compensation systems around the world. It is the result of collaboration between the Private Copying Collection body in the Netherlands, Stichting de Thuiskopie, and the WIPO. It provides a global overview of an important element of the copyright and related rights infrastructure and aims to assist evidence-based decision-making and to offer an update on important developments in the private copying law and practice of various countries across the globe. The data compiled in the survey is exclusively provided by participating collecting societies entrusted with the collection and distribution of the private copying remuneration. It demonstrates the importance of this source of income for authors and other right holders.
- Study on the Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of IP in the Creative Industries
(by Dr. Jaime Stapleton, Associate Research Fellow of the School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London)
This study provides guidance for the development of new methods for evaluating the role of intellectual property (IP) laws in the development of creative industries and the role of those industries in economic, social and cultural development in general. It explores ways to complement existing measurement and evaluation exercises on the contribution of the creative industries to national economies. It makes practical suggestions with respect to how impact assessments can be developed to enhance the comprehension of the operation of IP laws, through cost/benefit analysis systems.
- Study on the Impact of Enhanced Copyright Protection on the Development of the Textile Market Industry in Nantong, China
This study, prepared by a team of Chinese researchers with WIPO’s guidance, offers a detailed analysis on the link between improved enforcement of copyright and its use by the market players to boost their revenues. It also looks at the multiple positive externalities created by the respect for copyright protection.