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WIPO Magazine - 1/2011

WIPO публикува новият си брой 1 от 2011 година на WIPO Magazine. В списанието ще откриете следните теми:
- 6th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting & Piracy- The global phenomena of counterfeiting and piracy remain a great concern to policymakers worldwide. While an exact quantification of the scope and economic effects at the aggregate level remains challenging, it is recognized that the trade in fake goods today affects virtually all economic sectors that are driven by creativity and innovation, and is prevalent in all economies ;

- Interview with Lawrence Lessig- Amid the gathering copyright storm of the early “noughties”, which pitched the established copyright world against new-found digital creators, Lawrence Lessig and his colleagues sought to establish a middle ground by launching the Creative Commons (CC) Project. In this interview, Professor Lessig explains how Creative Commons came about, and why he thinks it is so popular. He also shares his views about what needs to be done to translate copyright’s legal architecture, born in the 19th century analogue world, to the realities of the 21st century digital world;

- Penguin turns 75- From its humble beginnings in 1935, Penguin, has grown into one of the most beloved international brands boasting a back-list of some of the world’s best selling authors. The iconic international publishing company, which turned 75 last year, has published the works of 25 Nobel Prize winners, 16 Pulitzer Prize winners and 10 Booker Prize winners. It keeps more than 5,000 different titles in print at any time and with offices in 15 countries, it connects authors with readers across the globe;

- Online Music Licensing – A Way Out of the Maze- At the conclusion of the 2008 annual report of Hungarian authors’ society Artisjus, director general András Szinger characterized the current European digital market as representing “a chaotic period of licensing”;

- Parmesan – The King of Cheeses- Known as the “King of Cheeses”, Parmesan, or Parmigiano Reggiano was first produced by Benedictine and Cistercian monks a thousand years ago;

- Vaccine delivery breakthrough- Infectious diseases kill millions of people every year and children under the age of five, especially those in developing countries, are particularly vulnerable;

- Raising IP Awareness in West Africa- In this article, the Director General of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), Mr. Paulin Edou Edou, explains how OAPI is reaching out to members of the public in each of its 16 member states to raise awareness about the economic, social and cultural benefits of effective intellectual property (IP) protection;

- FESMAN III – A Global Celebration of African Culture- For three weeks at the end of December 2010, Dakar, Senegal, was the cultural capital of Africa in its role as host to the Third World Black Arts Festival – also known as FESMAN III;

- Access to Knowledge in Africa: the role of copyright- In this article, Dick Kawooya1, presents the recently published book Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright;

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