World Intellectual Property Organization

The World Intellectual Property Organization and Intellectual Property Rights is a body whose prime duty is to give the creators of intellectual works a link to their products. Moreover it ensures that they are able to benefit financially from any transactions done in favor of their works. The body also ensures that the society is able to benefit from this works. As such, the WIPO is entrusted with a duty of a balancing two delicate issues. Intellectual property has been defined as the works which an individual is able to come up with through their own mental efforts. They are often represented in the form of written work songs and even works of art. The fact that they can be easily transferred from one individual to another at a lower cost that what the creators used to produce the work makes it quite vulnerable to theft in the form rights infringements. Therefore in order to curb this illegal uses and ensure that the owners are able to benefit from their works WIPO was created by the stakeholders who were concerned about the future of the industry. The body was created in the year 1893 with a mandate of ensuring that the intellectual works were protected internationally and that the different countries which make its members enforce the regulations and rules within their jurisdictions as it was required.

As such the development of WIPO ensured that individual could easily come up with intellectual properties due to the assurances that they would benefit from it. Moreover, the fact that they were to own the works also saw to it that the authorship and other intellectual works were able to flourish (May, 2006).

The freedom of expression was also another element which played a role toward the encouragements of expression of original ideas by individuals. This combined with the fact that the other could benefit from his or her works both economically and morally saw to it that the neoliberalism was able to come to a success.

In the US lobbying for changes to international property laws it was similar to its role during the NWICO debate in that the US was against the interference of its media industries and the filming and movie production companies who would have had to seek for approval from the authors before quoting information from a book produced elsewhere. During the NWICO debate the US had argued against the restriction of the production of content which reflected the culture of the indigenous people around certain regions. This particular stand had been aimed at protecting its media companies and the film industries which produce content sold internationally and of which represent the cultures of the American people at the expense of the international community’s cultures (Kortum & Lerner, 1998)

So, in the lobbying for the international Intellectual Property law the US had the interest of its media companies at heart. This would have possibly affected the broadcasting of intellectual content which did not emanate from the US. And the US being keen on protecting the freedom of its press, felt that this would be a basis for international organization and even the rival countries for staging attacks on the US media companies. Towards this the US had suggested that it would enforce the copyright on intellectual properties if it was not published in the US or Canada.


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