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WIPO/PUB/1042/2016

International Survey on Text and Image Copyright Levies

2015 Edition

The second ‘International Survey of Text and Image Copyright Levies', jointly published by WIPO and IFRRO analyzes the origins, scope and current use of text and image copyright levies around the world. It shows the role of this mechanism for ensuring easy legal access to copyright material and its major differences with audio and audio-visual private copying levies. The Survey is based on data from IFRRO members and provides and overview of this important income stream for copyright holders.

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/PUB/1037/2014

International Survey on Private Copying - Law and Practice 2013

The present survey represents a collection of key data on private copying compensation systems around the world. It appears now in its 23rd edition which, for the second time, is the result of collaboration between the Private Copying Collection body in the Netherlands Stichting de Thuiskopie and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/1042

International Survey on Text and Image Copyright Levies

2014 Edition

The publication provides an international overview of the functioning of the various models of text and image levies which are currently in operation across the world. The survey demonstrates that the practice of operating levies is a commonly used way to provide authors and publishers with remuneration for certain uses of their copyright works.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/1037/2013

International Survey on Private Copying - Law and Practice 2012

This publication describes national systems on compensation for private copying and provides available data on their operation in different countries around the world. The survey offers a global overview of this important element of the copyright infrastructure and is the result of collaboration between WIPO and the Private Copying Collection body in the Netherlands.

Publication year: 2013

WIPO/PUB/957

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

WIPO/PUB/950

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

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/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