Copyright and Related Rights
Copyright and related rights protect the rights of authors, performers, producers and broadcasters, and contribute to the cultural and economic development of nations. This protection fulfills a decisive role in articulating the contributions and rights of different stakeholders and the relation between them and the public. The purpose of copyright and related rights is twofold: to encourage a dynamic creative culture, while returning value to creators so that they can lead a dignified economic existence, and to provide widespread, affordable access to content for the public.
WIPO works on the development of international norms and standards in the area of copyright and related rights. The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is presently discussing important issues such as limitations and exceptions, and the protection of broadcasting organizations.
- Diplomatic Conference to Conclude a Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities - (Marrakesh, June 17 to 28, 2013)
- Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights: Twenty-Sixth Session (Geneva, July 29 to August 2, 2013)
- Preparatory Committee of the Diplomatic Conference to Conclude a Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities (Geneva, April 20, 2013)
- Informal Session and Special Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (Geneva, April 18 to April 20, 2013)
- Inter-sessional Meeting on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations (Geneva, April 10 to 12, 2013)
- Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances (Beijing, China, June 20 to 26, 2012)