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WIPO/PUB/909/2016

Understanding Copyright and Related Rights

This booklet provides an introduction for newcomers to the subject of copyright and related rights. It explains the fundamentals underpinning copyright law and practice, and describes the different types of rights which copyright and related rights law protects, as well as the limitations on those rights. It also briefly covers transfer of copyright and provisions for enforcement.

Publication year: 2016

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/893

Guide on Surveying the Economic Contribution of the Copyright-Based Industries

The Guide contains information and recommendations for research teams and copyright professionals studying the contribution of the copyright-based industries to the national economy. This publication is intended as a practical tool to facilitate national and regional surveys. The Guide lays out the thrust of the main legal, economic and statistical concepts, relevant to the survey. This Guide also contains a glossary of copyright terms.

Publication year: 2015

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/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/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/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/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/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