Friday, November 19, 2004

India & WIPO

WIPO is the "World Intellectual Property Organization", one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations. They are currently having negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Cory Doctorow, of BoingBoing, is also the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF) European Affairs Coordinator. He's been blogging about the goings-on at the WIPO meet.

His blogs have always made interesting reading, but his coverage on the WIPO meet is quite an eye-opener for me.

Suddenly, I realised how much the countries like India, Brazil, Russia, Iran, Chile and Argentina are trying to ensure that their rights are heard clearly in the debates over Intellectual Property. And how much the adminstrators of the meeting, the chair and the secretariat are trying to push through their agenda.

In another few years this is going to affect us all. And this hardly gets in the news!


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