New WIPO study on the Public Domain

WIPO has released a Scoping Study on Copyright and Related Rights and the Public Domain. Commissioned under the WIPO Development Agenda, and authored by Prof. Séverine Dusollier, University of Namur, the study assesses the role, history, and justification of the public domain in copyright, identifies its main components and the obstacles that might interfere with the access and use of the copyright-related public domain.