Streaming wars in Brazil

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has just published a creative economy note on the streaming wars currently going on in the Brazilian market.

In Brazil streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix or Claro Video are fighting for new subscribers (let's not forget about the new streaming service "Disney+" too), that is why WIPO has carried out a reasearch to check whether exclusive content in Brazil is increasing piracy, whether it means less financing for individual movies and what this means for policy.

New joint EUIPO-Europol report on IP crime and its link to other serious crimes

EUIPO and Europol have come together to create a report that demonstrates the interconnection between IPR crime and other types of serious crimes, highlighting the links between actors committing these offences.

The case examples in this report illustrate how a wide range of different crimes are linked to IP crime, including money laundering, document fraud, cybercrime, fraud, drug production and trafficking and terrorism.

Nicaragua ratifies the Marrakesh Treaty

Nicaragua has just ratified in January the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.

This Treaty requires Contracting Parties to introduce a standard set of limitations and exceptions to copyright rules in order to permit reproduction, distribution and making available of published works in formats designed to be accessible to VIPs, and to permit exchange of these works across borders by organizations that serve those beneficiaries.