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  Experts Call For Global Accountability Mechanism For Access To Essential Medicines Global health experts, including senior officials at the World Health Organization, are calling for a global accountability mechanism for access to essential medicines, noting that a the lack of data on medicines affordability and national pharmaceutical expenditures has hindered this process, according a recent article published in UK medical journal … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-10By David Branigan Traditional Knowledge, Folklore: How To Protect Them From Misappropriation … Read More

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  European Commission Introduces Its Inaugural IP “Watch List” Echoing the United States’ Special 301 Report on alleged inadequacy of trading partners’ protection of US intellectual property rights, the European Commission has released its first ever Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, which exposes rogue cyberlockers, stream-ripping sites as well as peer-to-peer and BitTorrent indexing sites among the threats to … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-09By Emmanuel Legrand Contributors: The Future Of The Ideas Business – The Rise Of Data-Driven … Read More

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  Contributors: The Future Of The Ideas Business – The Rise Of Data-Driven Invention New ideas are getting harder to find, and with less ideas there is a decline in organisational productivity and economic growth. This isn’t new, nor is the fact that to counterbalance the decline in idea generation, research and development have received and continue to require heavy investment. But with daily … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-07By Intellectual Property Watch Agreement At WIPO Patent Law Committee … Read More

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  Join us for A Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain On January 1, 2019 in the United States, tens of thousands of new works will join iconic pieces such as Katsushika Hokusai’s Under the Wave off Kanagawa as a part of the public domain. Save the date! Please join us on January 25, 2019 for a grand day of celebrating … Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2018-12-05By Timothy Vollmer OECD Report Presents Policies To Balance Innovation With Access To Medicines … Read More

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  CC Certificate Changes and Improvements for 2019 Background: The CC Certificate provides an-in depth study of Creative Commons licenses and open practices, developing participants’ open licensing proficiency and understanding of the broader context for open advocacy. The course content targets copyright law, CC legal tools, values and recommended practices of working in a global commons. The CC … Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2018-12-03By Jennryn Wetzler Einstein’s ‘God Letter,’ a Viral Missive From 1954; The New York Times, December 2, … Read More

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