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September 30, 2004
WIPO 2.0, Part IIEmail This EntryPrint This Entry
Posted by Donna Wentworth

Two pieces for those of you following how the Geneva proposal for a smarter and more humane WIPO is being received:


  • Activists Challenge UN Intellectual Property Pact: "'We are not against intellectual property rights, however we are for intellectual property rights that strike the right balance,' said Martin Khor of activist organisation Third World Network" [Stuff NZ].
  • Development Needs 'Override Intellectual Property Protection': "[S]upporters of a 'development agenda' claim that, under pressure from industrialised nations, WIPO continues to give undue weight to strengthening intellectual property rights such as patents, trademarks and copyright, at the expense of the public interest and other means of fostering innovation and creativity" [Financial Times].

Later: Via Cory, running notes from CPTech's Thiru Balasubramaniam, taken from inside the WIPO meeting.


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