Established by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) back in 2000, it celebrates it’s 11th anniversary today, with this year’s theme being “Designing the Future“.
From the WIPO website…
The aims of World IP Day are:
- to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life;
- to increase understanding of how protecting IP rights helps promote creativity and innovation;
- to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe;
- to encourage respect for the IP rights of others.
Strangely enough I was unable to find any WIPO day themed cards when I visited the Hallmark isle at my local drug store. I guess grandma will have to settle for a generic “happy holidays” card this year.
The passing of World IP Day also marks the end of “a contest to name the best short film about copyright protection.” (Click on the MediaCaster link, if you’re in the mood for a sick laugh.)
Otis – p2pnet
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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