Lack of local content deters mobile users in developing countries

Although most of the world lives within reach of an internet signal, many mobile users in developing countries are deterred from going online because of lack of good local content, according to a report in IP Watch, which cites the findings of a panel of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum.

This confirms the importance of fostering the development of local content through collective management. The work of Reproduction Rights Organisations (RROs) and IFRRO is crucial to helping develop markets for copyright works in developing economies by the encouragement and protection of local creators.
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