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WIPOCOS - Software for Collective Management Organizations
WIPOCOS is a multi-purpose, multi-user client-server application developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for collective management organizations or societies (CMOs) requiring a modern and reliable computerized system that will enable them to perform, with full accountability, the main operations involved in the collective management of copyright and related rights.
Publication year: 2012
From Script to Screen: The Importance of Copyright in the Distribution of Films
Creative industries - Booklet no. 6
The objective of this publication is to introduce the novice filmmaker to the legal and business-related issues needed to participate in what is now a well-structured global marketplace for films. It provides a broad overview of the principles and standards currently observed and practiced in the film industry at the international level.
Publication year: 2011
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
World Intellectual Property Organization: 1992 - 2007
The publication highlights the activities of WIPO from 1992 to 2007.
Publication year: 2007
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.