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Created on August 10, 2006.

First Peruvian duet license its music under Creative Commons Peru licenses

News CPSR Opposes WIPO Broadcast Treaty Proposal

Created on October 23, 2005.

CPSR Signs Consumer Project on Technology Letter to Congress Opposing WIPO Broadcast Treaty Proposal and requesting formal comments.

News ¿Necesitan protección adicional los derechos intelectuales de los organismos de radiodifusión y de difusión por cable?

Created on November 17, 2004.

La ciudad suiza de Ginebra es sede de la duodécima sesión del Comité Permanente de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual - OMPI, a celebrarse del 17 al 19 de noviembre de 2004. Durante el evento se debatirá la conveniencia de adoptar un tratado que proteja de manera más amplia a los organismos de radiodifusión y de difusión por cable. Una veintena de organizaciones de la sociedad civil, entre las que se encuentra CPSR-Perú, asisten a la referida reunión, incluyendo a Consumer Project on Technology - CPTech, Electronic Frontier Foundation - EFF, IP Justice, Union for the Public Domain, European Digital Rights - EDRi, - The European Consumers' Organisation - BEUC, The Civil Society Coalition and The International Federation of Library Associations.

Laws around Intellectual Property

Digital communications and global online systems are having a substantial effect on our copyright and trademark laws. There is considerable debate over whether laws that were designed to protect the copying of physical objects can be enforced in an environment where copying is cheap, easy, instantaneous and perfect. Because the information industries are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy, there is a great deal of economic interest in finding both legal and technical ways to protect the information product in the digital environment. At issue is the balance between public and private interests. Strict copyright laws may protect the interests of companies selling intellectual property products, but these same laws could limit public access to information. CPSR supports copyright legislation that protects the public's ability to pursue ideas through the assertion of fair use rights.
Laws around Intellectual Property Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA)

Created on March 05, 2005.

Passed in 1998.

Laws around Intellectual Property CPSR past work around Intellectual Property law

Created on May 02, 2005.



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International Action

International Action International Campaign for an Open Digital Environment

Created on October 13, 2004.

The CODE campaign is an international coalition of civil liberties groups and consumer rights initiatives to protect consumer rights, innovation, and competition against the proposed European Union Directive on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property. CPSR is a member of the coalition and a signatory of the original letter opposing the proposed Directive.

International Action Geneva Declaration on the Future of the World Intellectual Property Organization

Created on October 13, 2004.

On October 4, 2004, the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization agreed to adopt a proposal offered by Argentina and Brazil, the "Proposal for the Establishment of a Development Agenda for WIPO" (sometimes referred to as "Item 12" because of its placement listing on the meeting's agenda). This proposal was strongly supported by developing countries, as well as by a large contingent of civil society. Prior to the General Assembly meeting, hundreds of nonprofits, scientists, academics and other individuals had signed the "Geneva Declaration on the Future of WIPO," which calls on WIPO to focus more on the needs of developing countries, and to view IP as one of many tools for development - not as an end in itself. CPSR is a signatory.

More information about Intellectual Property

More information about Intellectual Property Intellectual Property Online

Created on May 03, 2005.

Some sites with extensive listings of information relating to copyright and trademark in the digital and online environment.

More information about Intellectual Property CPSR past actions and analysis

Created on May 03, 2005.

News, CPSR activities, position papers, and other resources from CPSR's work on Intellectual Property and Digital Technology.

More information about Intellectual Property Using Technology to Control the Flow of Ideas

Created on May 09, 2005.

From the Summer, 2002 issue of CPSR Journal

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