Title: International intellectual property law and creative industries: reshaping standards and recommendations for the future

Authors: Fabricio Polido

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Abstract: This article submits a short description on the analysis of the concepts embodied in the expressions |creative industries| and |creative goods| and their interactions with the international intellectual property system. Current matters related to the expansion of creative industries and deployment of intellectual property mechanisms for protection of creative goods are to be linked to the constant claims of international community on access to knowledge and cultural goods. The author analyses the debate on |creative clusters|, the limits for copyright protection and the balance of proprietary and public interests in the interface of intellectual property and creative process. Those issues must be inherently linked to the development of institutions in the international intellectual property system and shall serve as instigating topic for a research agenda in the near future.

Keywords: intellectual property management; World Intellectual Property Organization; WIPO; World Trade Organization; WTO; Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works; Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; TRIPS; creative industries; cultural expressions; copyright protection; limitations and exceptions; creative goods; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; UNESCO; law; knowledge; creative clusters.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2010.029753

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2010 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.114 - 131

Published online: 01 Dec 2009 *

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