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Don't Hurt the Web With Rushed Intellectual Property Laws, ­rges Internet Society


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The Internet Society hopes to reflect the views of as many different constituencies as possible in updating intellectual property policies.

Credit: PC World

In a new paper, the nonprofit Internet Society says "traditional concepts of intellectual property appear increasingly antiquated" as the Internet spurs new methods of communication, creativity, and ideas. The organization hopes to get as many different voices as possible involved in bringing intellectual property policies more in line with leading online platforms such as YouTube.

At a minimum, the Internet Society wants intellectual property policy stakeholders to consider a set of four standards based on intellectual property and transparency, intellectual property and the rule of law, intellectual property and Internet architecture, and innovation without permission.

"Arguably, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and the Stop Online Piracy Act suffered in part because the process to develop those policies did not take these principles on board," says the Internet Society's Konstantinos Komaitis, who also names transparency, inclusiveness, and the respect for global interoperability as shaping future IP discussions.

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