Here we'll explore the nexus of legal rulings, Capitol Hill
policy-making, technical standards development, and technological
innovation that creates -- and will recreate -- the networked world as we
know it. Among the topics we'll touch on: intellectual property
conflicts, technical architecture and innovation, the evolution of
copyright, private vs. public interests in Net policy-making, lobbying
and the law, and more.
Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this weblog are those of the authors and not of their respective institutions.
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.