Cory Doctorow on WIPO, the copyfight and international development.

Alex Steffen of Worldchanging posted a great interview with Cory Doctorow about WIPO, the copyfight, and international development.

WIPO could have created a global knowledge goods regime which protected both the commercial and the humanitarian fairly.

But WIPO completely failed to do that, and it went on being a completely captive agency, simply making more copyright, more patent, more related rights, more trademarks on the grounds that all of these rights were themselves a good, regardless of the impact they had on people

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