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The Future of Copyright and the future of intellectual rights

Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) pronounced last Friday a keynote speech on The Future of Copyright. After the speech of European Commissioner Nellie Kroes at the Forum d’Avignon, and in line with Lawrence Lessig’s recent speech at WIPO, this conference is an historical turning point. At the highest level, […]

Shoring uncertain times (11 January 2009)

Ollsson’s closed down. When I came regularly to Washington, it was at Ollsson’s that I bought the books that one can’t discover on Amazon, those you need to hold in your hands to know that you want to read them. It was a bookstore to my taste, with just the right share of science, politics, […]