Re: World Intellectual Property Day & essay competition


Subject: Re: World Intellectual Property Day & essay competition
From: Michael S. Hart (hart@prairienet.org)
Date: ti 27 maalis 2001 - 00:20:18 EEST


On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Alan Story wrote:

> Michael:
>
> You do mean your e-mail as a joke, don't you?

I have had friends win very prestigious national competitions that have been
in place for decades, if not over a century, only to find out they had lost
ownership of their own work. . . .

>
> As in, on the one hand, you don't really think any of these essays would win
> in WIPO's eyes, do you? And as in, on the other hand, by submitting an essay
> to WIPO, students would see another example of the daily practice of IP, the
> required assignment of rights, including copyright, for publication.
>
> This is what you mean, right?
>

I was actually thinking of sponsoring a contest someday AGAINST the WIPO. . .

Thanks!

So nice to hear from you!

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

> Cheers
> Alan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael S. Hart" <hart@prairienet.org>
> To: "Alan Story" <a.c.story@ukc.ac.uk>; "Ecup-List@Kaapeli.Fi"
> <ecup-list@kaapeli.fi>
> Cc: "Eblida@Nblc.Nl" <eblida@nblc.nl>; "James Love" <love@cptech.org>
> Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 5:18 PM
> Subject: Re: World Intellectual Property Day & essay competition
>
>
> >
> > 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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