Thank you Mr. Chairman,
First, my delegation would like to congratulate you on the very good job performed as the Chairman of this Session of the SCCR. We also thank Assistant Director General, Mr. Trevor Clarke, and the Secretariat for all the hard work, and also the interpreters.
My delegation would like to extend its congratulations to all delegations, for their hard and constructive work along these two weeks of Session, and for the flexibility in order to reach acceptable solutions.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)
Geneva, November 21 to 25, 28, 29 and December 2, 2011
Limitations and Exceptions: Libraries and archives
WIPO releases text on an international instrument on L&Es for persons with print disabilities: SCCR/23/7 ProvSubmitted by thiru on 2. December 2011 - 6:09
On Friday, 2 December 2011, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released an official paper, dated 1 December 2011, entitled "Working Document on an International Instrument on Limitations and Exceptions for Persons with Print Disabilities" prepared by the "Secretariat on the (to be adopted by the Committee during the SCCR/23 session)." This document, numbered as SCCR/23/7 Prov., is expected to be adopted today by the SCCR. SCCR/23/7 Prov can be found here:
Lucia Helena Salgado, from Coordinator of Regulatory and Market Studies, institute of Research on Applied Economics (IPEA) is presenting her study on Anti-Competitive Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (Sham Litigation) at the 7th session of the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement.
The report can be found here:
WIPO releases new working document on an international instrument on L&Es for persons with print disabilitiesSubmitted by thiru on 28. November 2011 - 3:43
On Monday, 28 November 2011, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released a new document called "Working Document on an International Instrument on Limitations and Exceptions for Persons with Print Disabilities" prepared by the "Secretariat on the basis of comments made by Member States delegations to the Chair's document SCCR/22/16" on 25 November 2011.
The new document can be found here: http://keionline.org/sites/default/files/Workingdocument_VIP.doc or http://keionline.org/sites/default/files/Workingdocument_VIP.pdf
SCCR 23: Opening round of interventions on Treaty for the Blind, Visually Impaired and other Reading Disabled PersonsSubmitted by thiru on 24. November 2011 - 5:52
Thursday, Morning Session
24 November 2011
The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) is now discussing the topic of orphan works in deliberations on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives. The US has a broader view of what constitutes an orphan work compared with the European Union. Here are the interventions of both the US and EU taken from the WIPO lives stream for comparison.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Wednesday, Morning Session
23 November 2011
The United States delivered its general statement to the 23rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) on Monday, 21 November 2011. The following text is captured from WIPO's live stream of this meeting.
General statement of Knowledge Ecology International at SCCR 23 supporting TVI and AV treaty and opposing Broadcasting TreatySubmitted by thiru on 23. November 2011 - 2:30
General statement of Knowledge Ecology International
21 November 2011
The SCCR is beginning a long meeting that will attempt to address proposals for norm setting on copyright limitations and exceptions, and for related rights for audiovisual performances and broadcasting organizations.
On Friday, 18 November 2011, the WHO Consultative Expert Working Group on research and development: financing and coordination (CEWG) held an open briefing on the results of its work thus far. This meeting was attended by delegates from Bangladesh, Brazil, the European Union, Germany, the Holy See, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Tanzania, United States in addition to representatives from the Global Fund, South Centre, WHO, WIPO, UNITAID, Berne Declaration, HAI, KEI, IFPMA, MPP, MSF and TWN.
WHO Consultative Expert Working Group on R&D Financing holds open briefing on 18 November 2011 @ 5 PM in Salle C, WHOSubmitted by thiru on 9. November 2011 - 5:33
In May 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) passed resolution WHA63.23 which established the Consultative Expert Working Group on research and development: financing and coordination (CEWG) to further "examine current financing and coordination of research and development, as well as proposals for new and innovative sources of funding to stimulate research and development related to Type II and Type III diseases and the specific research and development needs of developing countries in relation to Type I diseases, and open to consideration of proposals from Member States".
The following is the intervention delivered by Brazil on 1 November 2011 at the Special Session of the Executive Board on WHO Reform.
INTERVENCÃO DA EMBAIXADORA MARIA NAZARETH FARANI AZEVÊDO NA ABERTURA DA SESSÃO
ESPECIAL DO CONSELHO EXECUTIVO DA OMS SOBRE A REFORMA DA ORGANIZACÃO
Genebra, 1º de novembro de 2011
On 25 October 2011, the WTO TRIPS Council held its annual review of the Paragraph 6 System under Item G. Under the sub-heading of alternatives to the Paragraph 6 system, Ecuador asked the European Union (EU) about the issuance of three compulsory licenses in Italy between 2005 to 2007. In its intervention, Ecuador asked the EU for more detail regarding the Italian Competition Authority's issuance of compulsory licenses for export to Spain and other EU members in cases involving Glaxo and Merck including, but not limited to, administrative procedures, decision-making processes, and rationale.
This is the intervention that the United States made on ACTA on 25 October 2011 during the WTO TRIPS Council discussions of "Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights".
O. ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (PARTY III OF THE TRIPS AGREEMENT)
The United States thanks Japan for its opening remarks, with which we fully associate ourselves.
We appreciate this opportunity to share with colleagues from other WTO Members our views on the importance of enforcement and to provide some additional information on the ACTA.