World Intellectual Property Organization

Facilitating Access to Culture in the Digital Age: Emerging Copyright Licensing Models

September 2010

Geneva, Switzerland (November 4 & 5, 2010)

This global meeting will address front-line copyright issues and bring together a wide range of stakeholders, including leaders in the field of public policymaking and business, to:

  • explore the challenges confronting creators and users in accessing creative content and harnessing its commercial value in the digital environment;
  • showcase emerging content distribution licensing models and consider how these can coexist with traditional licensing approaches in the online environment;
  • examine the role of public authorities and explore the way forward.

The issue of copyright licensing will be central to the discussion, the proliferation of new forms of on-line distribution having transformed practices in this area.

The need to ensure that copyright licensing transactions are underpinned by improved rights management information and documentation and copyright licensing practice in relation to competition rules, will also be explored.

The meeting offers an opportunity for the international copyright community to examine different approaches to licensing creative content in the rapidly evolving on-line marketplace.

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