Pirate Party blocked from observer status at WIPO.

Whether you agree with their politics or not, they are a legitimate political party and have a vested interest in IP issues at the UN. But the objections of USA, France and Switzerland have stopped the group from being able to attend WIPO meetings as observers.

Pirate Party International satisfies every one of the criteria used to evaluate NGOs for WIPO observer status. Nevertheless, WIPO’s general assembly has postponed approval of PPI’s application for status. According to a report by Knowledge Ecology International founder James Love, the assembly rejected the Pirates after pressure from Switzerland, the USA, France and other EU nations…

Pirates (PPI) blocked from becoming observer member of WIPO | PirateTimes

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UN’s copyright agency won’t let the Pirate Party in – Boing Boing

 

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