Sunday, April 11, 2010

World Book and Copyright Day

The World Book and Copyright Day, on 23 April, is the occasion to highlight the importance of the fight against piracy to preserve creativity. The World Anti-Piracy Observatory (WAPO), launched in January 2010, is an innovative web-based reference tool that provides detailed information on national anti-piracy measures and policies. In addition, WAPO contains useful information on best practices, capacity-building, awareness-raising, and news pertaining to anti-piracy activities worldwide.

• The World Anti-Piracy Observatory Website:
Online platform for a global exchange of information

• The World Anti-Piracy Observatory Newscorner:
Worldwide news and events

• Collection of National Copyright Laws:
Access to national legislations of UNESCO’s Member States

• The ABC of Copyright (pdf): An overall view of copyright essentials

10 Music Contracts (pdf): Tools for artists and professionals in the music sector

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