Create.org Advisory Council member, Keith Maskus, launched his new book yesterday at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics. The book: Private Rights and Public Problems: The Global Economics of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century highlights four ideas:
• The establishment of an easily searchable database of intellectual property.
• Recognition of copyright owner’s global digital transmission right and encouragement of competition in national and international collection societies.
• The introduction of a small levy placed on applications for industrial property (to protect patents, GI’s, PVRs, trademarks and renewals, possibly copyrighted content) to fund better enforcement measures.
• A coordinated announcement that technology transfer for development and public needs is a clear global priority.
Watch a video of Keith Maskus’ presentation here
Order Private Rights and Public Problems here