WIPO Boss Accused Of Surreptitiously Collecting DNA Samples From WIPO Employees

Posted by BernardSwiss on Nov 23, 2013 8:54 AM EDT
TechDirt; By Mike Masnick
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Francis Gurry, the head of the World Intellectual Property Organization, seems to be running from scandal to scandal these days. While it has shown brief moments of enlightenment, for the most part, WIPO tends to be an organization very supportive of the copyright and patent maximalist agenda. Last year, we wrote about two incredible scandals that directly involved Gurry. Despite WIPO being a part of the UN, Gurry apparently defied UN sanctions against both North Korea and Iran to give them computers, in the wacky belief that those countries would use the computers to bolster their local patent system.

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