Catching up on Schwimmer: A WIPO comic and an OECD report.

Two valuable links from trademark.blog. WIPO has published a comic on copyright. “Buying the CD means listening to it is your only right”; copying without permission is compared to stealing a car. Matt (the guy who originally blogged this one) des…

Two valuable links from trademark.blog. WIPO has published a comic on copyright. “Buying the CD means listening to it is your only right”; copying without permission is compared to stealing a car. Matt (the guy who originally blogged this one) describes his state of mind after reading the comic as shell-shocked. BTW, this is the same organization which is currently asking ICANN to extend the UDRP to create new rights in IGO names and acronyms, and country names. (“And, by the way, please also scrap that pesky review of UDRP decisions in ordinary courts, while you’re at it.”) More on that soon.

On the “useful references” front, OECD has published a report which compares DNS administration (including trademark and WHOIS policies) throughout its member states.