Re: World Intellectual Property Day & essay competition


Subject: Re: World Intellectual Property Day & essay competition
From: Michael S. Hart (hart@prairienet.org)
Date: su 25 maalis 2001 - 19:18:41 EEST


Question: Doesn't the fine print usually say that WIPO basically
has unlimited rights to all the submissions?

I think you should advise people about this as you forward emails
from organizations such as WIPO.

Thanks!

So nice to hear from you!

Michael S. Hart
<hart@pobox.com>
Project Gutenberg
"Ask Dr. Internet"
Executive Director
Internet User ~#100

On Sun, 25 Mar 2001, Alan Story wrote:

> I could suggest a few lines to act as a catalyst for the student essays that
> WIPO is requesting on the theme: "What does intellectual property mean to
> you in your daily life". (see below)
>
> It means:
>
> 1) more than 25 million people in Southern Africa with HIV/Aids cannot get
> access to patented anti-HIV medicines, many of which, such as AZT, were
> developed using public funds.
>
> 2) a U.S. corporation can patent the properties of India's famous Neem tree.
>
> 3) university students in the UK (and elsewhere) are charged exorbitant
> copyright royalty charges (paid to already bloated publishers; Reed Elsevier
> profits in last financial year were £690 m) for non-profit course packs
> mostly containing articles written by university academics;
>
> 4) whistleblowers (e.g. in the movie The Insider) are fired from their jobs
> for exposing how cigarette companies deliberately covered up the dangers of
> smoking.
>
> 5) more restrictions on the operation of libraries are actively promoted by
> publishers and included in EU and U.S. legislation.
>
> Anyone else got some suggestions?
>
> Regards
> Alan Story
>
> Alan Story
> Kent Law School
> University of Kent
> Canterbury Kent U.K
> CT2 7NS.
> a.c.story@ukc.ac.uk
> 44 (0)1227 823316
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Teresa Hackett" <eblida@nblc.nl>
> To: <ecup-list@kaapeli.fi>
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 6:22 PM
> Subject: World Intellectual Property Day & essay competition
>
>
> > To: ECUP list
> >
> > WIPO press releases
> >
> > The first ever World Intellectual Property Day takes place on 26
> > April 2001, the date on which the Convention establishing WIPO
> > (the World Intellectual Property Organization) entered into force in
> > 1970. WIPO member states decided at their last annual meeting to
> > designate this date for special activities to highlight the importance
> > and practical use of intellectual property in people's lives.
> > As part of a series of events, WIPO has launched an international
> > essay competition open to university students. The 2000 word
> > essay must address the question "What does intellectual property
> > mean to you in your daily life". It can be submitted in Arabic,
> > Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish. A prize of 1000
> > Swiss francs will be awarded for the best essay in each language.
> >
> > Entries must be sent to the WWA by December 1, 2001. The
> > winners will be announced on World Intellectual Property Day
> > next year, that is, on April 26, 2002.
> > For further information, please consult
> > www.wipo.int. Questions can be addressed to
> > competition@wipo.int.
> >
> > Essays and university details must be sent to:
> > Mrs. Francesca Toso Dunant
> > World Intellectual Property Day International Essay Competition
> > WIPO Worldwide Academy (WWA)
> > PO Box 18, CH-1211, Geneva
> > Switzerland
> >
> > Teresa Hackett, Director
> > EBLIDA
> > P.O. Box 43300
> > NL-2504 AH The Hague
> > Tel: +31-70-309 0608
> > Mobile: +31-6-20416579
> > Fax: +31-70-309 0708
> > Email: eblida@nblc.nl
> > www.eblida.org
> > ********************
> > EBLIDA Lobbying for Libraries
> > ********************
> >
>
>
>



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