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Heritage cannot wait in the face of climate change: IFLA welcomes signatures to open letter on World IP Day

IFLA and its partners are welcoming signatures of an open letter on the need for the right copyright laws to allow heritage institutions to preserve their collections in the face of climate change. Launched on World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April 2020, the letter raises awareness of the need for laws that support, rather than hinder, efforts to safeguard heritage. Read More

  • News
  • 26 April 2020
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Leads Open Letter on Intellectual Property and COVID-19

Faced with the urgent need to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic and its consequences, it is vital to ensure that intellectual property laws and practices do not become a blockage. IFLA, working with its partners, has led in drafting an open letter - already signed by over 140 organisations and individuals - to the Director General of WIPO to underline this point and call for action. Read More

  • News
  • 03 April 2020
  • By: anonymous

WIPO Nominates Daren Tang as New Director General

The UN agency that manages the global intellectual property system – including copyright – has nominated a new Director General. As the current Chair of the organisation’s copyright committee – and as a modernising reformer nationally – he will bring a strong awareness of the needs of libraries to the role. Read More

  • News
  • 10 March 2020
  • By: anonymous

WIPO Member States Meet to Choose a New Director General

This week, the Coordinating Committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization meets to take a provisional decision on a new Director General. Getting the right candidate could provide helpful support for libraries and wider efforts to promote access to information in support of development. Read More

  • News
  • 03 March 2020
  • By: anonymous

What They Said at SCCR 39

The latest meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) saw further discussions about how to get the best laws for libraries. Delegates from around the world were clear in their support for the mission of our institutions, alongside… Read More

  • Publications
  • 19 December 2019

WIPO General Assembly

The General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) take place from 30 September to 9 October 2019. They are the main opportunity to hear updates and take decisions about the work of WIPO across the board. IFLA is attending the segments focusing on the Standing… Read More

  • Events
  • 07 October 2019

WIPO General Assembly

The General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) take place from 30 September to 9 October 2019. They are the main opportunity to hear updates and take decisions about the work of WIPO across the board. IFLA is attending the segments focusing on the… Read More

  • Events
  • 07 October 2019