Resource: WIPO publication on intellectual property and traditional cultures

8 12 2010

Intellectual property and the safeguarding of traditional cultures: legal issues and practical options for museums, libraries and archives
Molly Torsen and Jane Anderson, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), December 2010

Prepared under the aegis of WIPO’s Creative Heritage Project and launched on 6 December 2010 on the occasion of the 17th session of WIPO’s Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore, this publication offers legal information and compiles practical experiences on the management of intellectual property for cultural institutions whose collections comprise traditional cultural expressions. It seeks to respond directly to the needs of cultural institutions and indigenous and traditional communities dealing with the preservation, safeguarding and protection of cultural heritage.


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