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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
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.
The Economics of Copyright and the Internet: Moving to an Empirical Assessment Relevant in the Digital Era
Economic Research Working Paper No. 9
Technology and the Internet have triggered important changes to how creative works are created and accessed, and how creators and copyright-based industries generate their revenues. The authors reassess the economics of copyright in the light of these changes. After providing an introduction to the economics of copyright, they analyze the changes to the baseline copyright model triggered by the new technological landscape. Then, they assess the empirical economic work on copyright so far, and suggest future avenues of research and related data needs.
WIPO Review of Contractual Considerations in the Audiovisual Sector
This review is a condensed, yet comprehensive, panorama of all the key aspects of performers' contracts in the audiovisual industry and the various ways in which these may serve the interests of both performers and producers.
The WIPO Journal - 2013 Volume 5 Issue 1
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues
Contents: Building the Ladder: Three Decades of Development of the Chinese Patent System | A Page of History: Patents, Prizes and Technological Innovation | Collective Invention and Patent Law Individualism: Origins and Functions of the Inventor's Right of Attribution | The History of Copyright History (Revisited)| Copyright History as History of Technology | The Ecological Origins of Copyright Scepticism | Criticism in the Courtroom: Nichols v Universal (1930) and the Determination of Infringement | What History Teaches Us about US Copyright Law and Statutory Damages | Making Intellectual Property Law in the Shadow of Law: International News Service v Associated Press | The Principles of International Intellectual Property Protection: From Paris to Marrakesh | Historical Developments of Industrial Property Laws in Africa Copyright Pioneers | The Story of Singapore's Intellectual Property Journey: 1965–2013
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
The full text of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.
The WIPO Journal - 2012 Volume 4 Issue 1
Special Issue on Intellectual Property and Culture. Contents: The Confucian Challenge to Intellectual Property Reforms | Intellectual Property and Conceptions of Culture | From Free Culture to Fair Culture | Cultivating Intellectual Property | Collective Rights Management, Competition Policy and Cultural Diversity | The Demise of Geniality | Between Semiotic Democracy and Disobedience | Going GaGa | Options for the Future Protection of GRTKTCEs | Geographies of Knowledge | Geographical Indications and Cultural Heritage | Chinese Culture and Intellectual Property | At the Frontiers of Law-Making | The Compatibility of Modern Intellectual Property Protection Norms with Islamic Principles | Is the Jewish Tradition Intellectual Property?
Guide - Managing Intellectual Property for Museums
This Guide, prepared by Rina Elster Pantalony, was recently updated to reflect the tremendous developments since it was first published in 2007, in particular Digital Rights Management, the role of social media as a business opportunity and traditional knowledge. The two-part Guide first describes IP issues relevant to museums then reviews existing business models that could provide museums with appropriate opportunities to create sustainable funding, and deliver on their stated objectives.
Typical Features of the Copyright Systems of Countries in Transition
This Study presents special features of the copyright laws and institutions of countries in transition and aims to help with modernizing the laws on copyright and neighboring rights, adapting them to an appropriate interpretation of the existing conventions and to the newly emerging international standards by eliminating the elements of the laws which followed from the centrally-planned, collectivist systems. The goal is to appropriately reflect the legitimate interests of employers and producers, making the enforcement more efficient and eliminating over-regulation.
Publication year: 2012
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.