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WIPO/PUB/1044

National Studies on Assessing the Economic Contribution of the Copyright-Based Industries - Series no. 8

The 8th volume of national studies on the economic contribution of the copyright- based industries offers economic analysis on the size of the copyright industries in Argentina, Indonesia, Member States of the Organization of the East Caribbean States, Serbia and Turkey. The publication reviews the contribution of economic activities based on copyright and related rights to the creation of national value added, employment and trade in selected countries and broadens the scope of WIPO-led research on the economic aspects of copyright.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/955

Monetization of Copyright Assets by Creative Enterprises

Creative Industries - Booklet 7

The objective of this study is to create an awareness of intellectual property rights that are associated with creative activities and to present financial and valuation tools that can enable the quantification of the monetary value of successful creative efforts.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/959

Mastering the Game: Business and Legal Issues for Video Game Developers

Creative industries - Booklet No. 8

The video game industry is enjoying a boom period worldwide. Intellectual property (IP) – and in particular copyright – underpins the continuing success of the industry, yet the understanding and use of IP instruments of protection can remain a challenge. This publication outlines the practical business and legal issues relevant for video game developers and will thus improve their ability to get the most out of the IP system. Topics covered include: licensing agreements, music, distribution, mobile, regulation, confidentiality agreements, and more.

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/1037/2014

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/REPORT/CR/VCR

Comparative Analysis of National Approaches on Voluntary Copyright Relinquishment

This report is divided into three main sections. First, the report looks at copyright relinquishment in the context of current copyright law and doctrine, including issues such as the nature of protection, irrevocability and moral rights. The second section of the report is a survey of national legislation and jurisprudence on the subject. Finally, the report considers practical issues surrounding public domain dedications by looking at examples of institutions and individuals who might be interested in donating their copyright.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/939

How to Make a Living from Music

Creative industries - Booklet no. 4, 2nd edition

This guide is designed for musicians and music professionals who wish to hone their knowledge of the music business. It is intended as a practical tool to help composers, performers and all those involved in the music world get into the specifics of the management of their intellectual property rights. The guide aims to provide instructive advice on how to build a successful career in music in both developed and developing countries, by generating income from musical talent.

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/1041

National Studies on Assessing the Economic Contribution of the Copyright-Based Industries - Series no. 7

The 7th volume of national studies on the economic contribution of the copyright based industries offers economic analysis on the size of the copyright industries in Jordan, Lithuania, Malawi, Tanzania and Trinidad and Tobago. The publication reviews the contribution of economic activities based on copyright and related rights to the creation of national value added, employment and trade in selected countries and broadens the scope of WIPO-led research on the economic aspects of copyright.

Publication year: 2013

WIPO/REPORT/CR/VG

The Legal Status of Video Games: Comparative Analysis in National Approaches

This report analyzes the classification that each country has adopted for video games, and provides, in the final section, a tentative classification of these complex works, considering their nature, the elements they are made of and the creative process.

Publication year: 2013