The Creative Economy

The Adelphi Charter

The Adelphi Charter on Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property is a global statement of principles for a fair, user-friendly and efficient way of regulating creativity and intellectual property.

It responds to one of the most profound challenges of the 21st century: How to ensure that everyone has access to ideas and knowledge, while being justly rewarded, and that intellectual property laws do not become too restrictive. 

It calls on governments to apply a new public interest test of copyright and patents.

John Howkins had the idea for the Charter and became its Director. The Charter was supported by the Royal Society of Arts, London. It was written by an International Commision of artists, scientists, lawyers, politicians, economists, academics and business experts.

Read the Charter and more

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