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Nigeria Ratifies Copyright Treaties while the IGC Attempts to Reach Agreement on Proposals

As the UN World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) General Assembly gets underway and the budget for the upcoming biennium is determined, there are two developments that occurred during the first week of meetings that are worth mentioning: (1) Nigeria’s ratification of WIPO copyright treaties and (2) the debates surrounding the interpretation of the Intergovernmental Committee […]

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WIPO’s move to open access laudable among international organizations

It’s important, in the interests of transparency, accountability, and access to knowledge, that international organizations adopt open licencing of their publications and records.  WIPO’s recent move to implement a new Open Access policy puts it among the forefront of international organizations adopting Open Access policies. In 2013, Creative Commons announced a new Creative Commons licence […]

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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 to the sharing and dissemination of knowledge, and to make its publications easily available to the widest possible audience. Under this policy, WIPO facilitates free […]

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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 our pages. WIPO Monitor especially welcomes submissions from Countries of the South and developing country representatives; from indigenous peoples; from educational, research organization, library, archives […]

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Upcoming agenda of next week’ SCCR

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) meets this upcoming November 14 to November 18.  Several topics are on the agenda for discussion, including limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives. The last four topics outlined in this working document are slated for discussion: 1. Limitations on liability for libraries […]

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