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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

Most businesses are likely to develop artistic and creative material or use those developed by others. Businesses involved in printing, publishing, music and audiovisual creations (film and TV); advertising, communication and marketing; crafts, visual and performing arts; design and fashion and more recently software, multimedia, and digital content-driven industries are based on their creative works. Copyright and related rights provide these creators protection and this guide explains the copyright system and how it can be used in business strategies.

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/891

Guide to the Copyright and Related Rights Treaties Administered by WIPO and Glossary of Copyright and Related Rights Terms

This Guide seeks to clarify and explain the legal principles enshrined in the copyright and related rights treaties administered by WIPO, and their relationship with policy, economic, cultural and technological considerations. It will be particularly helpful to governments, creators, businesses, the legal profession, academics, consumers and students in all WIPO Member States.

Publication year: 2004

WIPO/PUB/922

From Artist to Audience

A WIPO booklet produced in cooperation with the International Confederation of Societies of Authors (CISAC) and the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), aims to answer questions by exploring one way in which the copyright and related rights system works, namely through the collective management of rights.

Publication year: 2004

WIPO/PUB/484

Copyright Comic Book

This comic book narrates the adventures of four teenagers who learn what copyright is and how they and society at large can benefit from copyright. While the WIPO comic books are primarily geared towards students from 8 to 12 years' old, higher-level students and adults have found them useful in providing a basic understanding of IP issues.

Publication year: 2001

WIPO/PUB/227

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)

The Treaty deals with intellectual property rights of two categories of beneficiary: (i) performers (actors, singers, musicians, etc.), and (ii) producers of phonograms (the persons or legal entities who or which take the initiative and have the responsibility for the fixation of the sounds).

Publication year: 1996