Athanasios VenitsanopoulosNews, WIPO

The International Authors Forum (IAF) welcomed the announcement by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) that it will be part of the new WIPO for Creators initiative, which aims to support creators worldwide and raise awareness around intellectual property (IP) rights. IAF continues to work closely with WIPO after the signing of an MoU earlier this year. IAF would like to express its gratitude to WIPO for offering the chance to work collaboratively to ensure creators receive fair remuneration for their work.

WIPO for Creators

The new WIPO for Creators partnership aims to ensure recognition and fair reward for all creators regardless of their geographical, cultural or economic conditions. The initiative’s mission is to increase knowledge of creators’ intellectual property rights, and it will initially have input from IAF representatives, as well as the following organisations:

  • International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC)
  • Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
  • International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP)
  • International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)
  • Independent Music Publishers International Forum (IMPF)
  • International Publishers Association (IPA)
  • Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights (SCAPR).

Daren Tang, Director of WIPO, said of the partnership: “I am pleased to welcome these pioneering partners to WIPO for Creators. Their participation will really boost our collective efforts to raise awareness and increase knowledge of how creators can use the copyright system to take their creations to the world. We thank each of these new partners and eagerly anticipate others to join us to grow WIPO for Creators.”

WIPO for Creators is currently building its network of members, sponsors and friends while developing a Creators Platform, an online rights awareness platform, with the aim of supporting creators worldwide across the many different creative fields.

Find out more about the WIPO for Creators partnership here.