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LCA Submits Comments to WIPO on Draft Articles Related to Protecting Traditional Cultural Expressions

On March 21, 2011, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to WIPO in regard to the February 18, 2011, draft articles on protecting traditional cultural expressions (TCEs). Members of LCA believe that the current draft exhibits many of the same problems as earlier drafts, in particular the broad range of expression covered by the draft instrument.

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LCA Submits Comments to WIPO Committee on Protecting Traditional Cultural Expressions

On July 22, 2010, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted comments to WIPO in regard to establishing a WIPO tready to protect traditional cultural expressions (TCEs). Members of LCA believe such a treaty would have a negative impact on the public domain, intellectual freedom, access to information held in library collections, and our ability to meet the educational and research...

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Issue Brief for Concerns Regarding Traditional Cultural Expression, July 22, 2009

The Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) on Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore is another focal point of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The IGC is charged with studying the policy positions of legal management and protection of certain cultural works created by indigenous communities. Should copyright law (or something like it) be used to protect these works? How does...

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