WIPE OUT WIPO!
This evening 50 activists from WSIS? WeSeize! projected the film Gimme the mermaid; on the walls of the WIPO building in Geneva. The movie, made by Negativland, is a compilation of clips with Disney figures acting as the voices of corporate power. [download video]
The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) is an international institution that harmonizes intellectual property laws on a US based model that gives corporations full right to decide on intellectual property. The police initially tried to stop the screening, but were persuaded to go easy when presented with an invitation to the screening, printed by the group, which looked like a formal and official invitation from WSIS.
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