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Geist’s visions


Michael Geist notes in his weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (free registration required) that decades of international IP agreements “have failed to balance the interests of the developed and developing worlds and have led to annual outflows of billions of dollars from the developing world to the developed world.” As to copyright law in particular, Geist concludes that the WIPO’s development agenda provides “the first chance in years to fashion a global intellectual property policy that helps, rather than hinders, the developing world.” Let’s make sure that Geist’s vision comes true.

BTW, a new Berkman report on copyright law and digital media in Europe and the Asia/Pacific region will be released here within the next few days, togehter with an updated version of the foundational GartnerG2/Berkman Center White Paper “Copyright and Digital Media in a Post-Napster World.”

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