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Francis Gurry on the challenges for multilateralism in the field of IP

As WIPO’s 189 member states prepare to gather in Geneva for their annual meeting of Assemblies, Director General Francis Gurry shares his views on the challenges for multilateralism in the field of intellectual property.

Digitizing indigenous music and supporting rights management

Can an ambitious WIPO-led pilot project that seeks to deliver concrete benefits to the Maasai community by recording, archiving and commercializing their music serve as a pilot for designing sustainable models of community-led economic development?

Exchanging books across borders – as easy as ABC

On September 30, 2016, the Marrakesh VIP Treaty came into force bringing with it a new era in access to information with people with disabilities. The Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) shares its experience of putting the theory of Marrakesh into practice.

iQIYI on China’s booming online film market

With over 20 million subscribers, iQIYI is a key player in China’s rapidly evolving digital landscape. iQIYI’s Senior Vice President, Xianghua Yang, talks about the importance of innovation and IP to the company’s continued growth.

The role of intellectual property in the battle against malaria

Find out how the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) is using IP to support its goal to cure and save the lives of the most vulnerable.


Digital pioneer, Jaron Lanier, on the dangers of “free” online culture

April 2016 -Jaron Lanier is a Silicon Valley insider, a virtual reality pioneer and one of the most celebrated technology writers in the world. But he is increasingly concerned about today’s online universe. He explains why and what it will take to turn things around.

Remix Culture and Amateur Creativity: A Copyright Dilemma

June 2015 - Many commentators today are talking about the “age of the remix”, a practice enabled by widespread access to sophisticated computer technology whereby existing works are rearranged, combined or remixed to create a new work. They make it sound as if remixing were a novel phenomenon, but a brief glance at human history reveals that it is in fact nothing new.

Video Games and IP: A Global Perspective

April 2014 - Since the launch of the first mainstream game console by Nintendo in 1985, video games have become a global industry worth an estimated US$65 billion. It is the fastest growing sector of the entertainment industry and an important driver of economic growth.