Di seguito sono presentate associazioni che operano una attiva azione di lobby e formazione del consenso sui “diritti di proprieta’ intellettuale”, privacy, diritti civili sulla rete, privatizzazione della conoscenza e dei beni comuni, etc…

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Here is a list of international IPRs champion organizations and lobby organisations, wich proactively lobby and create consensus on the enforcement of IPRs, privatization of knowledge, etc…

Some descriptions are in Italian. When the website will be more polished (it is a work-in-progress-site, which continuously evolves) all the descriptions will be in Italian and in English

International Intellectual Property Alliance http://www.iipa.com/

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) is a private sector coalition formed in 1984 to represent the U.S. copyright-based industries in bilateral and multilateral efforts to improve international protection of copyrighted materials. IIPA is comprised of six trade associations, each representing a significant segment of the U.S. copyright community.

The  U.S.  copyright-based industries are one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic sectors of the U.S. economy.
Inexpensive and accessible reproduction technologies, however, make it easy for copyrighted materials to be pirated in other countries.

IIPA’s goal is a legal and enforcement regime for copyright that not only deters piracy, but that also fosters technological and cultural development in these countries, and encourages local investment and employment. IIPA works closely with the U.S. Trade Representative in the annual "Special 301" reviews on whether acts, policies or practices of any foreign country deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights or fair and equitable market access for U.S. persons relying on intellectual property protection.  In addition, U.S. trade laws such as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA), the Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPA) as amended, the U.S.-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) and the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA), all permit duty-free concessionary benefits to be denied to countries which condone piracy or impose other market access barriers to U.S. copyrighted products.  In the multilateral arena, IIPA is involved with the implementation of the WTO TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Agreement. IIPA works on IPR developments in bilateral initiatives such as free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations.  IIPA also participates in policy developments in copyright and enforcement issues in regional initiatives such as the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).  IIPA is a non-governmental organization participating in certain copyright-related discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

As technology rapidly changes, IIPA is working to ensure that high levels of copyright protection become a central component in the legal framework for the growth of global electronic commerce. 
Strong legal protections against the theft of intellectual property are essential for achieving the full economic and social potential of global e-commerce.  To advance this goal, IIPA is working for the prompt ratification and effective implementation of the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty in as many countries as possible.

Intellectual Property Institute Londonhttp://www.ip-institute.org.uk/

The Board and the Sponsors include: Patent Office, Pfizer Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline, BPInternational


Increasing the contribution of IP to economic well-being by timely, relevant and authoritative research and informing policy makers and public debate.
The Intellectual Property Institute membership comprises major corporations, law firms, the Patent Office, individual legal professionals and students. Its Board and Council of Experts draw on the wealth of experience of key players in IP.

The Intellectual Property Institute liaises with its membership to generate a timely and authoritative package of objective research, the results of which are published usually through our own publications. Research findings are also used to inform decision-making bodies in the UK, the EU and overseas. The IP Institute has strong links with related research establishments.
The research of the Institute is increasingly on the economic and financial aspects of intellectual property. The Institute also tries to stimulate public debate on issues relating to intellectual property of topical interest, holding regular seminars and organising lectures and conferences. This entitles them to involvement in the choice of the research projects and the opportunity as appropriate to brief the researchers and to follow the progress of the research and to participate in the dissemination of the results e.g. to the policy makers.

Trusted Computing Group https://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org/home

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is an industry standards body, comprised of computer and device manufacturers , software vendors (e.g. Microsoft, Intel, IBM, HP, AMD), and others with a stake in enhancing the security of the computing environment across multiple platforms and devices.

An independent source eplains the objectives of the groupare explained here [in italian] [in english]

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