Core Library Exceptions Checklist to Benefit Global Copyright Law?

EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is a not-for-profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and ...

Open Access Policy newly implemented at WIPO

WIPO takes a step further in the promotion international access to knowledge. The organization announced this month that it is adopting an Open Access Policy in support of its commitment ...

Call for Contributors

Got an article idea? Interested in intellectual property and copyright? WIPO Monitor is seeking article contributors and would like to see academics, researchers, industry professionals and students all represented in ...

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

Upcoming agenda of next week’ SCCR

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) ...

Universalizing fair use: An important Argentinian proposal

Photo: WIPO – Emmanuel Berrod. The government of Argentina has submitted an important ...

Fair dealing and course packs: Canadian and international challenges

by Sara Bannerman A draft study presented last week at the World Intellectual ...

General Assembly

Gurry appointed for second term at WIPO

Francis Gurry has been appointed by the member states of the World ...

Who Should Lead the Future of International IP: The Director General Election

Once every six years WIPO elects a new Director General. The elections ...

A Closer Look at the 2013 GA: The Case of PPI

With all of the conflicts and concerns which seemed emblematic of this ...

Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

Indigenous Peoples’ Participation at the Intergovernmental Committee

The Intergovernmental Committee at W.I.P.O. is charged with developing international legislation to ...

Pole-based Partisanship? Observations on National Positions at the Intergovernmental Committee

Barring a few exceptions, there is a pattern as to where a ...

Databases, Disclosure, or Both? Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources Protection Strategies at the Intergovernmental Committee

In its mission to protect traditional knowledge and genetic resources as classes ...

Committee on Development and Intellectual Property

Does IP have a role in sustainable development? Of course it does!

Does intellectual property have a role in sustainable development? Of course it ...

What will be discussed at this meeting of the CDIP?

The Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) is a body created ...

A closer look at the 2013 GA: The CDIP

If you were following this year’s General Assembly, all the way to ...
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