[open-development] Fwd: [Communia-members] WIPO Project on Intellectual Property and the Public Domain

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Nov 3 14:40:39 UTC 2009

Many of you may know about WIPO's proposals about the public domain as
part of the development agenda. The proposals will be heard later this
month (more info below)...


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Thiru Balasubramaniam <thiru at keionline.org>
Date: Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 2:32 PM
Subject: [Communia-members] WIPO Project on Intellectual Property and
the Public Domain
To: Communia-members at lists.communia-project.eu

Dear Communia members,

I thought the following project that WIPO is proposing on
"Intellectual Property and the Public Domain" as part of their work on
implementing the Development Agenda may be of interest.  The proposal
will be considered at the 4th session of the WIPO Committee on
Development and Intellectual Property (November 16-November 20, 2009)
in Geneva.

The project is related to Recommendation 16 of the Development
Agenda.  Recommendation 16 states: "Consider the preservation of the
public domain within WIPO’s normative processes and deepen the
analysis of the implications and benefits of a rich and accessible
public domain".

The project is also related to  Recommendation 20 of the Development
Agenda which states:
"[t]o promote norm-setting activities related to IP that support a
robust public domain in WIPO’s Member States, including the
possibility of preparing guidelines which could assist interested
Member States in identifying subject matters that have fallen into the
public domain within their respective jurisdictions".

A full description of the project is contained in the link provided.




Thiru Balasubramaniam
Geneva Representative
Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)
thiru at keionline.org

Tel: +41 22 791 6727
Mobile: +41 76 508 0997

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Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

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