Delia Browne at WIPO

Creative Commons at WIPO: Supporting a more fair copyright for teaching and learning

Last week in Geneva, Creative Commons participated in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) bi-annual meeting of its committee on copyright and related rights. CC has had “observer status” at WIPO since 2011, which means that it can attend the proceedings and at times offer written or oral feedback on activities of the committees. WIPO’s … Read More “Creative Commons at WIPO: Supporting a more fair copyright for teaching and learning”

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Securing the right to read for the visually impaired

Braille soon coming to Visual Libraries Project by Claire Sambrook, CC BY-NC 2.0. Today the Marrakesh Treaty—the international agreement to improve access to copyrighted works for the blind and visually impaired—goes into effect. The treaty has been discussed at the World Intellectual Property Organization since 2008 and was signed in Marrakesh in June 2013.  It … Read More “Securing the right to read for the visually impaired”

WIPO’s Broadcasting Treaty: Still Harmful, Still Unnecessary

Creative Commons has been involved in discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the last several years, and we’ve made interventions in support of the public domain, as well as other topics. One issue in particular that is resurfacing at WIPO is a draft treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations, or “Broadcasting … Read More “WIPO’s Broadcasting Treaty: Still Harmful, Still Unnecessary”

WIPO’s Broadcasting Treaty: Still Harmful, Still Unnecessary

Creative Commons has been involved in discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the last several years, and we’ve made interventions in support of the public domain, as well as other topics. One issue in particular that is resurfacing at WIPO is a draft treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations, or “Broadcasting … Read More “WIPO’s Broadcasting Treaty: Still Harmful, Still Unnecessary”

Creative Commons at WIPO for the 9th meeting of the Committee on Development and IP

Recently, Andrés Guadamuz from CC Costa Rica was in Geneva at the 9th session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) at WIPO. Andrés has represented Creative Commons over the past few years at WIPO. CDIP was established in 2008 and deals with intellectual property issues relevant to developing nations. CC gained permanent … Read More “Creative Commons at WIPO for the 9th meeting of the Committee on Development and IP”

Creative Commons at WIPO

This week, Andres Guadamuz (CC Costa Rica) is representing Creative Commons at the 8th Session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The agenda [PDF] promises review of several pending recommendations as well as a discussion of future work by the CDIP. Consistent with protocol, Creative … Read More “Creative Commons at WIPO”