IIPI:  Arts, Culture and Music

IIPI Soars to the Rescue of Distressed Visual Artists in Latest Amicus

The International Intellectual Property Institute’s (IIPI) Bruce Lehman and Ralph Oman teamed up again to submit another amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States to defend the rights of visual artists. The brief urges the Supreme Court to reconsider the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Peary v. DC Comics. In a one-page... Read More »

New Study Finds Copyright Industries Significant Contributors to National Economies

New Study Finds Copyright Industries Significant Contributors to National Economies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Washington, DC – Copyright industries make up 5.4% of GDP and represent 5.9% of national employment on average according to a comprehensive new study of 30 countries released by the World Intellectual Property Organization. WIPO Studies on the Economic Contribution of the Copyright Industries shows that copyright... Read More »

IIPI Releases Study Linking Camcording to Lost Box Office Revenue

IIPI Releases Study Linking Camcording to Lost Box Office Revenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 29 September 2011. Washington, DC. Box office revenues increase by approximately three percent each day thieves are prevented from illegally recording films in movie theaters during the opening weekend, according to a new study by the International Intellectual Property Institute and the United States Patent... Read More »

Harnessing Intellectual Property Rights to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts and to Empower Women

Harnessing Intellectual Property Rights to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts and to Empower Women

SIEM REAP – July 28 2011. IIPI held the third workshop in a series on the use of intellectual property rights to protect and promote traditional arts and crafts and to empower women. The workshop, co-hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), was held... Read More »

Study of the Connection between Unauthorized Camcording of Cinematographic Works and Internet or Optical Media Piracy

Study of the Connection between Unauthorized Camcording of Cinematographic Works and Internet or Optical Media Piracy

IIPI’s new study, entitled “Study of the Connection between Unauthorized Camcording of Cinematographic Works and Internet or Optical Media Piracy,” will investigate the unauthorized videotaping of movies in cinemas and the methods used to distribute these copies, with a focus on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)... Read More »

Intellectual Property and the Safeguarding of Traditional Cultures: Legal Issues and Practical Options for Museums, Libraries and Archives

Intellectual Property and the Safeguarding of Traditional Cultures: Legal Issues and Practical Options for Museums, Libraries and Archives

The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) welcomes the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) publication of a report on the safeguarding of traditional cultures by museums, libraries, and archives. The report, which was prepared by former IIPI employee Molly Torsen and her colleague Jane Anderson, was... Read More »

Harnessing Intellectual Property to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts and to Empower Women

Harnessing Intellectual Property to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts and to Empower Women

LIMA — May 31-June 3. The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) will hold the second in a series of training workshops on the use of intellectual property to protect and promote traditional arts and crafts. The workshop is the result of ongoing collaboration between IIPI and the United States Patent and Trademark... Read More »

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