Intellectual Property Watch

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IP-Watch
Type Daily Blogs/Monthly Reporter
Format 16 page reporter/online articles
Owner(s) Independent
Editor William New
Founded 2004
Political alignment Neutral
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Official website www.ip-watch.org

Intellectual Property Watch is a Geneva based publication reporting on policy issues and influences relating to international organizations (IOs), especially those in Geneva such as the World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, World Health Organization and International Telecommunication Union. It also follows policy developments outside Geneva, and does some investigative reporting.

Besides almost daily articles and occasional special columns, they publish a monthly reader about intellectual property and the policies that affect it.

IP-Watch is an editorially independent news agency whose startup funding came from several sources, the MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation,[1] and the Open Society Institute.[2] Currently[when?], they accept subscription fees for their Monthly Reporter and a subscriber-only online content area, but do not take anonymous donations nor donations from any private corporations, except in the form of subscriptions to their reporting services.[3] Most of their online content is open access, published under the Creative Commons license.

Intellectual Property Watch has no formal owner, and their board of directors meets twice a year to discuss business and legal matters.[4]

On their website, they openly present both industry and industry critics in their "Inside Views" section. They also provide interested developing countries with free copies of their newsletter.

Their founder and board chair is Carolyn Deere.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rockefeller Foundation website, IP Watch Association. Consulted on 11 March 2011.
  2. ^ 2004 Initiatives Report, p. 132. Consulted on 11 March 2011
  3. ^ a b IP Watch website, About Us. Consulted on 11 March 2011.
  4. ^ IP Watch website, About Us ("Governance" part). Consulted on 11 March 2011.

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