Today is the World IP Day. WIPO dedicates this day to the digital creation of culture. Would Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Shakespeare or many other great artists have imagined “culture reimagined”? To our generation of Young IP Lawyers, it appears natural to watch streamed videos, download music, and read books online. But how did we get here? It is not only the evolution of technology, but also a change in business models that allow us to reimagine culture. The importance of digital creativity for business and the role of business in digital creation was discussed at the WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market on 20-22 April (see program here). Will digital books substitute paper? At present, the answer is NO. For a summary of the main topics discussed at the WIPO Conference, see the IP Watch summary from Catherine Saez.
To honor the World IP Day, Edward Elgar offers free access to IP scholarship on digital copyright and creativity. Let´s us enjoy online reading and hope that our IP community benefits from it.
See also the WIPO press release & the World IP events all around the globe.
And it is in this special IP Day that we are pleased to announce Nepal’s First National Intellectual Property Law & Development Essay Competition 2016. Please, see our next blog post for more info:https://newiplawyers.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/first-national-intellectual-property-law-development-essay-competition-nepal-2016/
With thanks to our Executive Committee Members, Izarne & Pratyush for suggesting helpful links.