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Intellectual Property

Permissionless Innovation — Openness, not Anarchy
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Economy 22 April 2014

Permissionless Innovation — Openness, not Anarchy

A sign of success of the Internet is the degree to which we take it for granted. Do you...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and the IPR Internet-related provisions
Internet Governance 20 November 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and the IPR Internet-related provisions

Introduction Last week, Wikileaks released what appears to be the full text of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) chapter...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement risks harming the Internet
Economy 18 November 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement risks harming the Internet

We felt compelled to issue a statement on the recently leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) draft.  The Internet Society...

Building bridges to protect creativity
Economy 23 October 2013

Building bridges to protect creativity

On my way to Bali for the 2013 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), I realize that there are a lot...

Introducing Internet Society’s Intellectual Property Issues Paper
Economy 18 June 2013

Introducing Internet Society’s Intellectual Property Issues Paper

What made an organization like the Internet Society draft an issues paper on Intellectual Property? What is the aim...

Internet Society Issues Paper on Intellectual Property on the Internet
Economy 13 June 2013

Internet Society Issues Paper on Intellectual Property on the Internet

Français | Español Author: Konstantinos Komaitis, Director, Policy Development Over the past years, the idea of how to reconcile intellectual property...

Discussion paper on the contribution of the Internet to content creation
Economy 13 June 2013

Discussion paper on the contribution of the Internet to content creation

The Internet is a platform that is ideal for the distribution of digital content such as music or video....

The significance of footnote 10 of the World Copyright Treaty in the final text of the Treaty of the Visually Impaired Persons.
Economy 3 March 2013

The significance of footnote 10 of the World Copyright Treaty in the final text of the Treaty of the Visually Impaired Persons.

There is a ‘book famine’ – in the North, apparently, less than 5% of the books published are available...

To the negotiating nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement
Internet Governance 4 December 2012

To the negotiating nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

The undersigned organizations would like to express their concern regarding the procedural aspects of the negotiations of the Trans-Pacific...

Sharing and Intellectual Property Protection- An Incongruity?
Internet Governance 9 November 2012

Sharing and Intellectual Property Protection- An Incongruity?

The thorny relationship between the freedom to share and Intellectual Property (IPR) is hardly new. Traditional IPR regimes have...

Statement to the 50th session of the WIPO General Assembly
Internet Governance 5 October 2012

Statement to the 50th session of the WIPO General Assembly

Good afternoon Mr. Chairman. Since this is the first time the Internet Society is taking the floor, I would...

Observations from the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/24) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Internet Governance 9 August 2012

Observations from the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/24) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

A recent meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on issues of copyright and related rights brought to...

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