On Friday, 18 November 2016, WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) reconvened in plenary at 8:45 PM to review the Summary of the Chair. The time stamp of the draft document is 8:00 PM.
This was our intervention at SCCR 33 on the topics of exceptions to the legal protection for technological protection measures.
TPMs are an legitimate and important measure to protect certain works, data and technologies from unauthorized uses.
The issues raised by libraries and archives concern the legal protection that one gives the technological protection.
SCCR33 - Statement by the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) - Limitations on liability for libraries and archivesSubmitted by thiru on 17. November 2016 - 10:50
On Thursday afternoon, 17 November 2016, WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) addressed the topic of limitations on liability for libraries and archives. Chile, on behalf of the Latin Americas and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) provided a poignant example of how limitations on liability for libraries and archives enabled the provision of an accurate account and attribution of the role played by the Brazilian diplomat, Bertha Lutz, and other Latin American delegates in ensuring gender equity in the UN Charter of 1945.
NGOs Statements on Casting treaty in Plenary November 16, 2016
The representatives from broadcasting organizations association might be over-reaching again and are asking for copyright like rights, right to prohibit and authorize, re-transmission on the internet, post fixation rights, up to 50 year terms....the NGOs had strong words, warning of unintended consequences for copyright owners, journalists and the larger public and user of the internet.
Today, after two and a half days of negotiations, mostly off the record in informals, NGOs were given a few minutes to make statements on the broadcasters treaty. We were asked to keep things short, and focus on discussions this week. These are the notes from our intervention.
Notes from KEI NGO statement on Broadcast treaty
November 16, 2016
Right to prohibit
9 November 2016 - WTO TRIPS Council - Holy See's statement on the Report of the UN High-Level Panel on Access to MedicinesSubmitted by thiru on 16. November 2016 - 5:35
On Wednesday, 9 November 2016, H.E. Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, (Holy See) delivered the following statement at the World Trade Organization's (WTO) TRIPS Council's discussions of the United Nations Secretary-General's High Level Panel Report on Access to Medicines
Statement by H.E. Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic , Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) Council, Geneva, 9 November 2016
November 15, 2016 SCCR 33
The SCCR 33 morning session was not held in plenary but in an "informal"setting meaning a limited number of delegates could be in the negotiating room. NGOs and some delegates can hear the negotiations and read the document under discussion but we cannot report on it. The informals continues in the afternoon. I believe it is fair to say it is still about agenda item 5 Protection of broadcasting organizations.
Hopefully, when the "conclusions" are presented in plenary, we will be able to report on the progress if any of the negotiations.
Here is the Chair's revised consolidated text followed by his review of the text today:
Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
Geneva, November 14 to 18, 2016
REVISED CONSOLIDATED TEXT ON DEFINITIONS, OBJECT OF PROTECTION, AND RIGHTS TO BE GRANTED
prepared by the Chair
SOUTH AFRICA: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and we'd like to welcome you to the committee again. We'd like to align ourself to the statement made by Nigeria. Like many other countries in this room, we're also keen to see tangible progress in the committee in line with the 2007 mandate to address signal piracy.
UNITED STATES: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN, AND THANK YOU, MR. Chairman for all of your hard work in preparing for this meeting, and the same sentiment, of course, to the Secretariat. And Deputy Director General Sylvie Forbin, welcome to the SCCR. We certainly get to have you with us as we continue our work.
On behalf of the U.S. Delegation, we have come prepared for this session of the SCCR to work on the Chairman's draft consolidated text on definitions, objective protection and rights to be granted. It looks like a comprehensive framework for discussion.
> IRAN: Thank you, Mr. Chair. Since this is the first time I take the floor, I would like to join others in congratulating you for chairing this very important committee. We also thank the Secretariat for preparation of the meeting.
My Delegation, associates itself with the statement delivered by the distinguished Delegation of India on behalf of the ACR and the Pacific Group.
November 14, 2016
>> EUROPEAN UNION: Thank you, Chairman. The treaty on protecting broadcasting organizations is a high priority for the European Union and its Member States. We are strongly committed to advancing work on the various issues identified in previous committee sessions.
We, therefore, look forward to further progress on the basis of the revised consolidated text on definitions, object of protection, and rights to be granted which you prepared for this session.
Chris Friend for the WBU delivered the following statment:
>> WORLD BLIND UNION: Thank you, Mr. Chair, and it gives me great pleasure, recognizing the central role that you had in concluding the negotiations at the diplomatic conference in June 2013. It's a great pleasure for me to congratulate you for your continued Chairing of this important Standing Committee.
November 14, 2016
General Statements from CEBS, the Africa Group, Group B, China and the E.U.
November 14, 2016.
General Statements on the SCCR 33 agenda items
>> INDIA: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. India has the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Asia and Pacific group in this 33rd session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. Asia and Pacific Group would like to express its confidence in your experience and your leadership skills. We are confident that your hard work and diligence will yield desired results and help this committee reach a mutual understanding on all outstanding issues.