The knowledge economy depends on the exchange of proprietary information between trading partners, or between suppliers and consumers. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are crucially important. Without effective IPR controls, there would be few if any real barriers to the theft or plagiarism of creative ideas, inventions etc., meaning less motivation to create and share materials for fear of losing control. I, for one, would be out of a job in no time!
From a security awareness perspective, “IPR” is a rather dry concept to put across so we use more familiar terms such as copyright, patents and trademarks. Through the seminars and briefing materials in the new NoticeBored awareness module, we explain the link between IPR, copyright and software licensing and briefly describe other important IPR controls inclding DRM and contracts.
January's newsletter provides an analysis of the risks associated with IPR. Sign up for your free copy.
Please bear in mind that we do not dispense legal advice. IPR is one of those areas where it pays to take advice from qualified professionals familiar with the ins-and-outs of copyright, patent, trademark and contract law, especially if your business operates in more than one country.
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