Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice-President of Information Industry Relations at Elsevier (Netherlands) and President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), and Hugo Setzer, CEO of Manual Moderno (Mexico) and IPA Vice-President, share their views on what the WIPO-led Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) means for publishers.
Amid an apparent increase in the piracy of broadcast signals in the Asia-Pacific region, The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), the world’s largest broadcasting union, underlines the need to finalize an international treaty that offers broadcasters in all regions a fair and reasonable means of safeguarding their interests.
As the XXIII Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea get under way in February 2018, what role do IP rights play in generating the funds required to organize one of the largest sporting events in the world?
The International Olympic Committee recently declared that competitive video gaming could be considered a sporting activity. What are the implications for the sports industry and, crucially, for intellectual property?
Blockchain has been a hot topic recently, with multiple industries exploring its possibilities and new use cases emerging almost daily. But how might this technology be used in the context IP law and practice?
Against the backdrop of the row over who owns copyright in a selection of monkey selfie images involving British photographer David Slater, Wikipedia and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the author explores issues surrounding copyright and photography under English and European copyright laws.
Thomas Cueni who heads up IFPMA, the global trade association for the research-based pharmaceutical industry and Ellen ‘t Hoen, former Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool, offer their views on access to medicines and the challenges that lie ahead in the search for innovative solutions.
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