Thursday, May 8, 2014

Gurry appointed for second term at WIPO

Francis Gurry has been appointed by the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a second term as Director General. Read my full post on here.

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  1. Regarding the Marrakesh Treaty and recent urgings to sign and ratify by the EU and International Publishers Association (IPA), these were comments from the IPA Secretary General in the IPA Annual Report, October 2013:

    "(Clearly) the public in many countries no longer worries about nurturing a healthy publishing industry. At IPA we have suffered the same problem: during the recent negotiations of the WIPO Marrakech treaty there was surprisingly little interest in the publishing industry’s perspective. Member States were less interested in actually solving the problem of providing access to books for persons with print disability than in creating a new precedent in copyright law."