The 2018 WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market was held on 14 & 15 November in New Delhi, India.

The two-day event discussed public access to music, film and other creative works. It also looked at what can be done to improve the livelihoods of creators. 

In his opening speech, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry noted the importance of copyright for digital content, saying:  “While new business models have been disruptive, one principle remains intact: the centrality of copyright as a financing mechanism for the creative content that underlines human cultural activity.”

More information on the Conference is available here.

Separately, ICMP recently had discussions with WIPO on how to build on both parties' Memorandum of Understanding signed in June. We will also have a series of face-to-face meetings with WIPO in December in order to set out ways in which we can work more closely together.