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  • Virus Genetic Information Hot Topic At WHO; Flu Framework Under Nagoya Needs More Time
    World Health Organization members decided more consideration is needed to address the genetic information of flu viruses in the organisation’s pandemic framework, and the suggestion to have the framework considered as a special instrument under the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources. …
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-01-29By Catherine Saez
  • WHO-Netherlands To Hold Fair Pricing Forum In May
    The World Health Organization and The Netherlands government will co-host a meeting in the spring that brings experts together to look at high drug prices and the purchasing of medicines. …
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-01-27By William New
  • US Army Extends Comment Period On Proposed Exclusive Zika Licence
    The US Army has extended the comment period on the proposed licence to pharmaceutical company Sanofi on technology necessary to create a vaccine for the Zika virus. This is the second extension, and will permit public comments through 10 March 2017. …
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-01-27By William New
  • Article: Implementing Recommendations From Web Accessibility Guidelines.
    Citation: Schmutz, S., Sonderegger, A., & Sauer, J. (2016). Implementing Recommendations From Web Accessibility Guidelines. Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 58(4), 611-629. DOI 10.1177/0018720816640962 This article explores whether implementing web accessibility guideline recommendations can make a website less usable or less pleasant for non-disabled users …
    Source: ANNOTATED AOAPublished on 2017-01-27By bakersc
  • Watch/listen: a celebration of Freedom of Sharing in Indonesia!

    At the end of 2016, Creative Commons Indonesia held a discussion titled “Celebration of Freedom of Sharing in Indonesia” with support from the Awesome Fund. This event was also held to celebrate Creative Commons’s 15th anniversary. Creative Commons Indonesia is a project under Wikimedia Indonesia that aims to spread the …
    Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2017-01-27By Hilman Fathoni
  • Antimicrobial Resistance At WHO: Accelerating National Plans, Ensuring Accessibility
    The rising threat of “super bugs,” bacteria resistant to existing antibiotics, was in discussion at the World Health Organization this week. Concerns were voiced about the slow pace of national action plan implementation to improve the careful use of antibiotics. Meanwhile some developing countries and civil society called for priority …
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-01-27By Catherine Saez
  • WHO Fine-Tunes Work On Epidemics In Debates On IHRs, R&D Blueprint
    The Ebola outbreak spurred actions from the World Health Organization in terms of how to deal with emergencies and also getting medicines and vaccines to patients in emergency situations. The secretariat presented an implementation plan for the International Health Regulations, and a report on its recent blueprint on research and …
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-01-27By Catherine Saez
  • Announcing first Keynotes, Tracks, and an Extended Call for Submissions

    Our Global Summit is three short months away, and today I am delighted to provide some exciting updates to our program: two keynotes (more to come), five tracks, and a one week extension for submissions (now due on Friday, February 3). Keynotes Our first keynote will be international copyright …
    Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2017-01-26By Ryan Merkley
  • WHO Director General Candidates Hold Colorful Meeting With The Press
    The three remaining candidates to be director general of the World Health Organization today met at length with UN journalists in the WHO and highlighted their plans for reform including finding new sources of funding for the continually cash-strapped UN agency that now could face threats from the US president …
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-01-26By William New
  • New Register of Copyrights should put public at the center of technology and policy goals

    The Library of Congress in an incredible institution in the United States, serving as the research library for Congress, and stewarding an unparalleled collection of books and cultural works of all types. Over the last several years, groups have called on the library to make technology and policy changes to remain relevant in …
    Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2017-01-26By Timothy Vollmer

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