Assessing the Operation of Copyright and Related Rights Systems: Methodology Framework
A solid information base is a crucial asset in the development of coherent copyright and related rights systems. Efficient copyright policies are based on a profound understanding of the copyright system’s operation and the context in which it operates.
This handbook presents a comprehensive set of guidelines to assess the operation of national copyright and related rights systems. Structured as a methodology framework, it provides instructions for building a detailed presentation of a national copyright system and for assessing its operation from different points of view. The purpose of the methodology is to support national governments when designing new measures for improving the operation of the copyright system.
In the handbook, the assessment of the copyright and related rights system is determined through a framework consisting of 15 description sheets and 22 methodology cards. The description sheets constitute guidelines for producing a comprehensive presentation and description of a country’s copyright and related rights system and the context in which it operates. The methodology cards propose the collection of specific sets of data, either quantitative or qualitative, that will be used as indicators of the functioning, performance and balanced operation of the national copyright system.