KEI statement on library exceptions at WIPO SCCR 28

These are the notes from my statement on behalf of KEI on July 3, 2014, during the WIPO SCCR 28 discussions of principles and objectives for library copyright exceptions. The WIPO discussions on July 3 focused on the four topics in the US paper, SCCR/26/8.

I will start with comments on the statements made by the Federation of Independent Journalists, which were critical of library copyright exceptions, and authors who don't make a living directly from royalties.

All authors have used libraries. Some authors still use libraries.

TACD intervention at SCCR 28, on library copyright exceptions, objectives and principles

This was read today at SCCR 28, by Anelise Rose, who works with KEI, on behalf of TACD.


TACD Intervention on US paper SCCR/26/8,


Copyright exceptions for libraries: Principles or International Framework? Day 4 sccr28

SCCR 28 July 3, 2014 day 4 Plenary. 10am to 1pm
After 3 days of discussions on the broadcasters' needs and wants, today, the Committee started to discuss "objective & principles" for exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives with a presentation by the delegation of the United States.

The first topic was national exceptions followed by research and human development (next blog). This afternoon the 3rd point will be exceptions and limitations in a digital environment.

SCCR28: Chile's opening statement on copyright limitations and exceptions

2 July 2014
On day 3 of WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR28), Chile delivered the following opening statement on copyright exceptions and limitations

Intervención general

Sr Presidente, nos alegra verlo presidir este comité y agradecemos a la secretaría por la labor realizada para llevar a cabo esta reunión.

SCCR28: Opening statement of the United States on copyright limitations and exceptions

2 July 2014

On day 3 of WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR28), the United States of America delivered the following opening statement on copyright exceptions and limitations.



SCCR28: Presentation of US paper on objectives and principles for exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives

3 July 2014

On day four of WIPO SCCR28, the United States of America presented its paper on Objectives and Principles for Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives (SCCR/26/8) to the WIPO plenary.

Morning Intervention:

SCCR28: Opening statement of the Asia Pacific Group

On Monday, 30 June 2014, Bangladesh, on behalf of the Asia Pacific Group, delivered its opening statement at SCCR 29. The Asia Pacific Group includes such nations as Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. On limitations and exceptions, the Asia Pacific Group proposed the an innovative model to move discussions forward:

EU's TTIP Anti-Transparency Rules laid out in DG-Trade letter to USTR

Previously, KEI reported on the terms of reference (TOR) for the confidentiality of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiating texts, as laid out in a letter by USTR to DG-Trade. Although evidently publicly available, the EU counterpart of that letter was not accessible through the FOIA process. Obtained through the EU Regulation (EC) No.

Whither CEWG? WHA Decision WHA67(15) and TDR's Joint Coordination Board

In May 2014, the 67th World Health Assembly passed decision WHA67(15) which set the wheels in motion for the creation of a new pooled funding mechanism for R&D. The mandate for this pooled funding mechanism states:

The Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, having considered the follow-up of the report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development Financing and Coordination,...

SCCR28 Day 1 Rules for Informal

Before leaving for room B with the head of the regional groups the Chair announced the schedule and the rules:

CHAIR: We are ready to move to an informal format. So we can break immediately to move to room B. And the plenary would reconvene. Since we don't have an idea of how the work is going to be developed in the room B format, we are not in condition to say that we can re initiate the plenary tomorrow morning. So we will let you know, and you will realize how the work is ongoing through this facilities that we will have here to listen that kind of work.

SCCR28: Venezuelan and Uruguayan reaction to Chair's proposal to invite broadcasters to provide technical expertise in informals

During the first day of WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR28), the Committee was made aware of the Chair's (Martin Moscoso, Peru) proposal to invite three experts from the broadcasting industry (1) Alexandre Jobim, International Association of Broadcasting, (2) Premila Manvi Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and (3) Erica Redler (North American Broadcasters Association). Venezuela, noted,

SCCR 28 Day 1: Selected Interventions re Technical Experts Invited to Informal Negotiations

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights: Twenty-Eighth Session
SCCR/28 June 30 to July 4, 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland)

June 30, 2014.

The Chair has decided to move the Committee to room B for informal (i.e. not public) discussions. He announced the names of 3 representatives from broadcasting organizations associations. Some delegations welcomed the technical experts selected and appointed the Chair. However, others saved the day (or the process?) by asking a few questions.

In their own words:

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