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WIPO/PUB/935

Learn from the Past, Create the Future - The Arts and Copyright

Aimed at 9 to 14 year-olds,this workbook covers the basic principles of copyright law with concrete examples demonstrating how copyright and related rights work in practice to encourage creativity and protect created works. Using simple terms and illustrations, the book explains how copyright limitations and the public domain provide a balance between the rights of creators and the public interest in accessing and using their works. The final chapter explores different forms of copyright infringement, from plagiarism to illegal file sharing, touching also on digital rights management.

Publication year: 2010

WIPO/JOURNAL/WPJ1N1

The WIPO Journal - 2009 Volume 1 Issue 1

Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Contents: The Global Intellectual Property Order and its Undetermined Future | The Pre-History and Establishment of the WIPO | International Norm-Making in the Field of Intellectual Property: A Shift Towards Maximum Rules? | Some Consequences of Misinterpreting the TRIPS Agreement | Seizure of Generic Pharmaceuticals in Transit Based on Allegations of Patent Infringement: A Threat to International Trade, Development and Public Welfare | Threshold Requirements for Copyright Protection under the International Conventions | Rethinking Copyright Institution for the Digital Age | Internet Piracy as a Wake-up Call for Copyright Law Makers – Is the “Graduated Response” a Good Reply? | The Lisbon Agreement's Misunderstood Potential | What Is “Traditional Cultural Expression”?—International Definitions and Their Application in Developing Asia | One Hundred Years of Progress: The Development of the Intellectual Property System in China | The China-US Relationship on Climate Change, Intellectual Property and CCS: Requiem for a Species? | Intellectual Property and the Transfer of Green Technologies: An Essay on Economic Perspectives | “I Wouldn't Want to Be Starting from Here”, or Why Isn't Intellectual Property Research Better Than It Is?

Publication year: 2009

WIPO/PUB/869

Rights, Camera, Action! IP Rights and the Film-Making Process

Creative industries - Booklet no. 2

The creative process and business models of film industries are being refined as new technologies are used to develop, produce, finance, distribute and market film productions. So much so that the use of new technologies has allowed small and independent filmmakers from the non traditional markets of developing nations to enter regional and international marketplaces. These filmmakers face considerable challenges as they try to keep abreast of the transformation of the legal and commercial film environment. This booklet focuses on issues that producers, independent filmmakers, scriptwriters, performing artists, and distributors in the developing world must be aware of. It is a publication intended for use by persons not trained or expert in intellectual property law and wishing to identify the intellectual property related issues in all key phases of film making.

Publication year: 2007

WIPO/PUB/868

Managing Intellectual Property in the Book Publishing Industry

Creative industries - Booklet no. 1

This introductory booklet on managing intellectual property in the book publishing industry is for publishers who wish to increase their understanding of how to manage intellectual property rights in a business context. The booklet offers practical information to help publishers both to exploit intellectual property rights as economic assets, and to avoid infringing the rights of others. While focusing primarily on publishers of trade books, the concepts covered are equally relevant to publishers of other printed literature, such as textbooks, newspapers, magazines and corporate literature.

Publication year: 2007

WIPO/PUB/938

Managing Creative Enterprises

Creative industries - Booklet no. 3

This introductory booklet is intended to be used by creative individuals and business entrepreneurs both (1) as a tool to understand the specifics of the creative market and the major challenges facing creative enterprises in terms of financing, marketing or managing intellectual property assets, and (2) as a practical guide to assist managers and creators in addressing these challenges and setting up and running viable creative businesses.

Publication year: 2006

WIPO/PUB/918

Creative Expression: An Introduction to Copyright and Related Rights for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

This is the fourth in the series of guides on “Intellectual Property for Business.” It provides an introduction to copyright and related rights for business managers and entrepreneurs. It explains, in simple language, mainly those aspects of copyright law and practice that affect the business strategies of enterprises.

Publication year: 2006

WIPO/PUB/789

Copyright Collective Management in Music

Presented in the form of a theoretical and practical guide, this posthumous publication by the late Dr. Ulrich Uchtenhagen concerns the stages in the setting-up of a collective management society in the field of music and the society's operation. The work describes the essential activities and mechanisms as well as the fundamental principles required for sound collective management. It provides clear explanations of the complex notions of a system which is essential for authors, composers and music publishers throughout the world who seek protection and wish to be rewarded for their work.

Publication year: 2005

WIPO/PUB/924

Collective Management in Reprography

This publication gives a general description of the concept of collective management and its role in the field of reprography, and affords insight into the legislative framework and the different national reprographic reproduction rights organizations and their activities.

Publication year: 2005

WIPO/PUB/926

The Setting-up of New Copyright Societies

The document provides short explanations, on the different steps, conditions and on the various parameters indispensable for the creation of a collective management organization for musical works. It includes an interesting work plan indicating in a time frame the different stages necessary for achieving such goal.

Publication year: 2005

WIPO/PUB/897

WIPO Guide on the Licensing of Copyright and Related Rights

The WIPO Guide provides a practical overview of licensing of copyright and related rights in a global marketplace, for literary, musical, graphic and pictorial works, motion pictures, multimedia entertainment and education products and computer software. Internationally renowned authors address each industry in turn, as well as giving an overview of the general business and legal principles involved in the licensing of copyright and related rights, and their collective management.

Publication year: 2004