Tripartite alliance against the public domain: Colombia, El Salvador and Italy
February 21, 2007
Colombia, El Salvador and Italy are playing an obstructionist role in
the WIPO Development Agenda talks today repeatedly trying to torpedo
the idea that WIPO should "promote measures that will help countries
combat IP related anti-competitive practices" and the idea that WIPO
should consider the protection and enhancement of public domain.
Chile, Brazil, Argentina and the United States have a more nuanced
understanding of the implications of a robust public domain.