Fairytales and IP

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“The Fairytale Map of Russia is a project aimed at collecting information about interesting sites, culture events and extraordinary museums devoted to fairytale characters representing this country’s diverse folklore traditions”.

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20110409/163282984.html

It seems, as reported in The Telegraph, that aUkrainian organisation is now arguing that some of these Russian fairytale characters are actually Ukranian, which raises issues about the intellectual property rights of folklore heritage.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/8481095/Russia-and-Ukraine-squabble-over-fairytale-characters.html

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