WIPO Blasted Over Copyright Tips To Developing Nations

Law360, New York (February 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A worldwide federation of consumer organizations has castigated the United Nations’ World Intellectual Property Organization, accusing the institution of failing some of the world’s poorest countries by doling out misleading copyright advice.

Consumers International (CI) issued the blistering report, entitled “Copyright and Access to Knowledge,” on Monday, marking the end of the group’s examination of the copyright laws implemented in 11 Asian countries.

Labeling WIPO’s advice “thoroughly inadequate,” CI charged the organization with further hindering developing nations’ access to copyrighted information by encouraging them to enact...
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