Post Tagged with: "Development Agenda"

Progress at WIPO

The EFF and Jamie Love report on the surprising (and encouraging) progress on the WIPO Development Agenda this week in  Geneva.

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February 23, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Why the WIPO Development Agenda Matters

If a picture tells a thousand words, this chart, which graphically demonstrates global royalty flows, instantly demonstrates why the development agenda deserves our support and why Canada – alongside virtually every other country – will continue to face enormous pressure from the U.S. on IP policy.  Note in particular the […]

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January 24, 2007 4 comments News

The End of WIPO?

Last week's WIPO General Assembly is being rightly billed a major victory – the development agenda will continue with all issues on the table, while a diplomatic conference on a proposed Broadcasting Treaty has been made contingent on two prior meetings and the resolution of all outstanding issues (a marked […]

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October 6, 2006 1 comment News

WSIS, WIPO Meetings Highlight Growing Digital Policy Divide

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available hyperlinked version) focuses on this month's WSIS and WIPO meetings in Geneva. While the meetings are distinct, both reflect the developing world's increasing frustration with global rules that have an enormous impact on technological development everywhere yet were crafted primarily […]

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September 18, 2005 1 comment Columns

WIPO Development Agenda Deserves Support

Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) focuses on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Development Agenda. It notes that years of international agreements have failed to balance the interests of the developed and developing worlds and have predictably led to annual […]

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January 17, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns