World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
The Internet Society is a Permanent Observer to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
We contribute to WIPO's work on Internet-related Intellectual Property issues through the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) and the Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT).
In 2012, the Internet Society participated in the Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances in Beijing. Please read the Internet Society's statement.
The Internet Society also co-organised three workshops with WIPO in 2011:
- 18 May 2011: Thematic workshop on the Role and Responsibility of Internet Intermediaries in the Field of Copyright (WSIS Forum, Geneva) - Webcast
- 22 June 2011: WIPO-ISOC Side-Event on the Role and Responsibility of Internet Intermediaries in the Field of Copyright (adjacent to SCCR25) - Information
- 29 September 2011: Copyright under a magnifying glass: thought provoking ideas (IGF, Nairobi) - Report
The Internet Society's statement at the 26th session of the SCT (27 October 2011)
The Internet Society's statement at the 23rd session of the SCCR (21 November 2011)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Through the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) to the OECD, the Internet Society contributes to the work of the OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (OECD ICCP) on Internet intermediaries.
In 2011, the Internet Society, throught ITAC, participated in the OECD High Level Meeting - The Internet Economy: Generating Innovation and Growth - and contributed to the drafting of the Communiqué, which was later incorporated in the OECD Recommendation on Principles for Internet Policy Making.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
The Internet Society is honored to have been invited to present a brief seminar during the plenary session of the 33rd session of APEC Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group (APEC IPEG) on 17 September 2011 in San Francisco.
Internet Society submissions to European Commission public consultations:
- 21 March 2010 - submission for the European Commission Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Stakeholders Consultation
- 31 March 2011 - submission for the public consultation on the Commission's Report regarding the application of Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
On 7 June 2011, the Internet Society spoke at the European Commission Public Hearing regarding Directive 2004/48/EC entitled Challenges posed by the digital environment - Statement - Report on public hearing
UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
At the UNECA Committee on Development Information Science and Technology (UNECA CODIST-II) workshop on Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for the Knowledge Economy in Addis Ababa on 2 May 2011, the Internet Society gave a presentation on IPR Infringement in Cyberspace: Technical and Legal Options for Policy Makers Facing New Challenges, and shared some proposed guidelines for a modern policy framework.
Internet Governance Forum
The Internet Society and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) co-organised a workshop at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on 29 September 2011 in Nairobi entitled Copyright through a magnifying glass: thought provoking ideas - Report
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum
The Internet Society formally published Perspectives on Policy Responses to Online Copyright Infringement: An Evolving Policy Landscape at the WSIS Forum on 19 May 2011 - Webcast
Internet Society 2012 Letter to European Members of Parliament - English
Internet Society submissions regarding ACTA:
- 21 March 2010 - submission for the European Commission Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Stakeholders' Consultation
- 31 March 2010 - submission to the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development consultation
- 14 February 2011 - submission to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) consultation
Find out more and download our papers:
Perspectives on Emerging Policy Responses to Online Copyright Infringement: An Evolving Policy Landscape - English
DNS blocking or filtering by ISPs to protect interests of copyright holders - English