WIPO Panel Discussion on IPR and Human Rights

Subject: WIPO Panel Discussion on IPR and Human Rights
From: Barbara Schleihagen (Eblida@nblc.nl)
Date: ti 24 marras 1998 - 13:48:02 EET

Dear list subscribers,

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in collaboration with
the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, hosted a Panel
Discussion on Intellectual Property and Human Rights on November 9, 1998,
in Geneva to commemorate the 50th Aniversary of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights. [...]

General themes which were discussed during this one-day event included the
growing philosophical and political significance of intellectual property
issues in the Information Age. In his presentation entitled "The
Universality of Intellectual Property: Origins and Development", Dr. Peter
Drahos, UK, submitted that such mainstreaming of intellectual property
issues would require intellectual property experts to engage, more than ever
before, in a continuing dialogue with specialists in other fields.

In analysing the links between intellectual property rights and the right
to culture, Ms. Christine Steiner, USA, demonstrated how private
intellectual property rights under US intellectual property law are
balanced against the public interest in accessing culture. [...]

The papers presented in this Panel Discussion will be published by WIPO in
early 1999. For further details, please contact the Media Relations and
Public Affairs Section at WIPO:

Tel: (+41 22) 338 95 47 or 338 98 24
Fax: (+41 22) 338 88 10
E-mail: publicinf@wipo.int

(source: WIPO Update at: http://www.wipo.int/eng/pressupd/1998/index.htm)

posted by Barbara Schleihagen

Barbara Schleihagen, Director
Heidi Hogan, EU Policy Officer
P.O. Box 43300
NL-2504 AH The Hague
Tel: +31-70-309 06 08
Fax: +31-70-309 07 08
email: eblida@nblc.nl

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