Tuesday, October 05, 2004

A change of direction for WIPO?

WIPO has typically been viewed as a forum for IP maximalists such as US content producers. It has been a place where international agreements have been made that would later be used to pressure countries into accepting a US version of IP law, or even to pressure the US Senate into enacting harsher IP law. Copyfight and Cory Doctorow are very excited about some recent changes at WIPO.

"[A]t the general session of the WIPO in Geneva this weekend, the Assembly as adoped a decision to put development and the promotion of creativity front-and-center in its goals."

Much more:
Copyfight > Massive Victory for Copyfighters.

Boing Boing: Massive victory at WIPO!


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