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New Book by Terry Flow – Copyright and Developing Countries

Professor Terry Flew from CCI has published a new book entitled Global Creative Industries that discusses the case of strengthening copyright in developing countries.

IP in the Middle East, Dubai, 23-24 Sep, 2013

IBC Legal is holding its second annual IP in the Middle East workshop in Sofitel Dubai, Jumeirah Beach on 23-24 September 2013.The speakers of this event are lawyers and practitioners working in the field of IP and IT laws in the UAE. 

Re-Thinking the Role of Intellectual Property by Dr Francis Gurry

Dr Francis Gurry, The Director General of WIPO delivered a lecture at Melbourne Law School on 22 August 2013 on redefining the role of IP system in the face of a fast changing globalized world.

Historic Treaty Adopted, Boosts Access to Books for Visually Impaired Persons Worldwide

International negotiators meeting under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) adopted today a landmark new treaty that boosts access to books for the benefit of hundreds of millions of people who are blind, visually impaired and print-disabled.

Open A.I.R. Conference on Innovation and Intellectual Property, 9-11 December, Cape Town, South Africa

In December 2013, delegates from national and international governmental entities, the private sector, civil society, and academia will gather for five days of interconnected events in Cape Town. 

Selling MP3s? You should have stuck with CDs

What’s the difference between selling a secondhand music CD and transferring ownership of the same songs bought from iTunes? Not much, you’d think – except one’s illegal, according to a New York court.
What’s the difference between selling a secondhand music CD and transferring ownership of the same songs bought from iTunes? Not much, you’d think – […]

WTO: Wide Support For LDC TRIPS Extension, With A Hitch

The World Trade Organization committee on intellectual property rights met this week and addressed a request by least developed countries for an extension of the period to enforce WTO intellectual property rules.

Intellectual Property and Development: Beware the ‘Genome Divide’

Jane Parry wrote on this network in January about how genomics could help developing countries deal with disease. Her article provides a timely reminder of the health problems faced by all countries, but particularly developing countries.

Island Nation Offers No Copyright Downloads

The tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda will tell the World Trade Organization that it intends to use trade sanctions against the United States, which it could enforce by allowing movie downloads without protecting US copyright.

The Feasibility of Alternative Dispute Resolution to Resolve Intellectual Property Disputes in Jordan

The purpose of this article is to examine the feasibility and working of the conciliatory means for settlement of intellectual property disputes in Jordan. Arbitration is the principal mechanism used.

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