The internet is changing the way we work, the way we connect and the way we live with every passing day. What may have been the norm five years ago may not necessarily be the same as it is today. With the development of technology, industries and the way we function, keeping up with the times has become more critical than ever.
While we live in the digital age, a lot of the rights and laws that we live by aren’t in sync with the times and the work that one is supposed to do. With the internet, legal bindings are changing, and the need to identify them is imminent.
Intellectual Property Rights is one aspect of the law that has seen an incredible amount of development with the rampant globalization and breaking down of virtual boundaries. While content coming out on the internet may be available for all to see, the need to protect this content and the creative capacity of the individual making them is also important.
Dr. Kamil Idris, an international scholar, and lawyer recently gave his opinions on globalization and the changes that the world is set to witness as a result of the openness of the internet. In a recent article, he stated his views and opinions on the importance of Intellectual Property Rights amendments to be able to safeguard creative content that is issued online. As someone who works as the director of the World Intellectual Property Organization, he has seen the ups and downs of the legal systems and their clashes with the internet and other forms of virtual media.
In the article, one of the most significant challenges that Dr. Kamil Idris states that countries as a result of rampant globalization are that of widespread piracy and counterfeiting. Since these are ways in which creative content can be stolen, he stresses the importance of IP based capacities and developments to better safeguard the intellectual property of people all over the world. The development of resources that can improve the assessment of patented applications is also something that can contribute to a better and more secure digital age.
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