[LINK] Consumers International's IP Watch List

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Fri May 1 19:27:48 EST 2009


Consumers International's own IP Watch List, released today. It rates  
countries on how their IP law protects consumer rights.
http://www.consumersinternational.org/
http://a2knetwork.org/watchlist

> Consumers International IP Watch List Report 2009
> Thu, 08/01/2009 - 11:13 — Jeremy Malcolm
>
> The Consumers International IP Watch List is a global survey that  
> rates national copyrighti laws and enforcement practices from the  
> perspective of how well they promote access to knowledge for  
> consumers, by allowing them fair access to the fruits of their  
> society's culture and science.
>
> The IP Watch List is based on research conducted by CIi members and  
> partners worldwide, using a set of criteria developed by an external  
> advisory group of experts. Amongst the sixteen countries studied,  
> those whose IP policies and practices are most harmful to consumers  
> are identified, but a range of best practices of fairness and  
> balance in copyright law are also highlighted.
>
> These are the overall rankings of the countries studied, from best  
> (most consumer-friendly) to worst (most hostile to consumer  
> interests):

>

>    1. India
>    2. South Korea
>    3. China (PRC)
>    4. USA
>    5. Indonesia
>    6. Israel
>    7. Pakistan
>    8. Philippines
>    9. Australia
>   10. Malaysia
>   11. Spain
>   12. Chile
>   13. Brazil
>   14. Argentina
>   15. Thailand
>   16. UK
>




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