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Sharing is not a market failure

For the second consecutive year, European commissioner Nellie Kroes delivered a speech in the Forum d’Avignon (the international meeting of culture, economy and the media) that breaks with the dominant copyright fundamentalism in this forum. Nelllie Kroes’ speech stresses even more clearly than last year some essential points : the failure of enforcing exclusive rights on […]

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, […]