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Japan government to tackle copyright infringement

Tokyo, 25 January 2016 - Japan’s government has announced a draft revision of the country’s copyright law, which will be in line with the broad agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  As part of the revision, the Government has decided to allow for the prosecution of copyright infringement without the need for a formal complaint from the original creator or rightsholder.

WIPO SCCR: Discussions continue on broadcasting treaty; exceptions and limitations

Geneva, 14 December 2015 - The 31st session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) took place from 7-11 December.

ICMP welcomes European Commission’s copyright agenda

Brussels, 9 December 2015 – The European Commission has today outlined its vision of the EU’s future copyright agenda. The initiatives are a vital part of the Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy announced in May of this year.

WIPO Update

Geneva, 30 November 2015 - WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement comes up with work plan

Coco Carmona appointed ICMP Director General

Brussels, 16 November 2015 - ICMP’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Coco Carmona to the position of Director General of the organisation succeeding Ger Hatton. 

CISAC publishes new Global Collections Report

Paris, France – 2 November 2015 - The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) recently released its 2015 GLOBAL COLLECTIONS REPORT, concerning global royalty collections for the year 2014.

Is Netflix reducing piracy in Australia?

Sydney, 29 October 2015 - New research from the IP Awareness Foundation shows that Netflix might have reduced piracy rates in Australia. According to the report, the main reason Australians pirate less is found in the availability of legal alternatives such as Netflix. However, it still remains difficult to establish a direct causal relationship between the two.

WIPO’s 2016/17 programme and budget approved

Geneva, 29 October 2015 - WIPO member states approved the Organisation’s programme and budget for the two-year period beginning in 2016. They also made good progress on a wide range of issues.

Historic Pacific trade deal agreed but faces hurdles

Washington, 14 October 2015 - On 5 October, twelve Pacific Rim countries reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalise commerce in 40 % of the world's economy. Negotiated between Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the biggest fr

IP Summit: 3 & 4 December 2015, Berlin

Berlin, 14 October 2015 - Over 100 high-level speakers and some 500 delegates will convene at the Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit (IP Summit) in Berlin. Taking place on 3 & 4 December 2015, this 10th edition aims at discussing trademark, patent, copyright and design major recent evolutions, actions, issues and ongoing EU Reforms. Speakers include: