Monday, March 14, 2011

Copyright System Must “Adapt Or Perish,” WIPO Director Says; Intellectual Property Watch, 3/15/11

William New, Intellectual Property Watch; Copyright System Must “Adapt Or Perish,” WIPO Director Says:

"“The enticing promise of universal access to cultural works has come with a process of creative destruction that has shaken the foundations of the business models of our pre-digital creative industries,” WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry told a recent conference in his native Australia.

He imparted his vision to the Blue Sky conference in Sydney, on the subject of “Future Directions in Copyright Law,” on 25 February.

The question is, Gurry said, “How can society make cultural works available to the widest possible public at affordable prices while, at the same time, assuring a dignified economic existence to creators and performers and the business associates that help them to navigate the economic system?”"

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