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Mechanization in the Modern World

Nature volume 140, page 498 (18 September 1937) | Download Citation



AMONG the matters handled at the meeting of the International Committee on Intellectual Co-operation at Paris on July 12–17 was the inquiry into mechanization in the modern world. The plan of this inquiry has been approved by the Committee and preparations are now in hand by the Institute. National lists of organizations concerned with social sciences are also being collected by the Institute, and lists have already been received from the United States, France, Japan, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Belgium and Norway. The inquiries on unemployment among intellectual workers are being pursued and the establishment of an advisory committee including representatives of the national bureaux and international organizations concerned has been authorized. The Institute has also collected most of the bilateral intellectual agreements in a volume which will shortly be published. The International Committee on Intellectual Rights has been concerned with preparations for the revision of the Berne Convention and for the Universal Conference on authors' rights, and a meeting of experts is being held to formulate final proposals for two conferences at Brussels on these subjects. The Advisory Committee of Intellectual Workers of the International Labour Office, however, pronounced in favour of keeping the question of the moral rights of salaried artists in the applied arts on its agenda.

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