Video Interviews and Press Coverage from SCCR 24

The following interviews were recorded during the 24th meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Most of the interviews are focused on the negotiations on a new WIPO treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilities. The time of the videos varies from 16 seconds to more than 18 minutes. They are organized by the type of stakeholder, and the date of the interviews. This page will be updated during the meeting as I add more videos. Any of the videos can be used under any creative commons license, with appropriate attribution of the source.

Without going deeply into the substance of the interviews, which are informative and speak for themselves, you can learn a lot about the US position in the negotiations by listening to Alan Adler of the AAP, and about the European Commission position by listening to Jens Bammel of the IPA.

NGOs representing publishers and other right holders

  • July 18, 2012. Alan Adler on WIPO negotiations on copyright exceptions
  • July 20, 2012. Mihály Ficsor talks about 1982 UNESCO/WIPO work on copyright exceptions for disabilities
  • July 21, 2012, Jens Bammel of IPA at SCCR 24, Part 1
  • July 25, 2012. Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, representing STM at SCCR 24, July 25, 2012

Libraries and archives

  • July 19, 2012. Canadian librarian Paul Whitney talks about copyright exceptions for blind persons
  • July 20, 2012. Winston Tabb, member of the IFLA delegation at WIPO SCCR 24
  • July 23, 2012. Tim Padfield of Counseil International des archives (CIA), talks about WIPO negotiations on copyright exceptions for archives.
  • July 23, 2012. Teresa Hackett of eIFL on the WIPO negotiations on copyright exceptions.
  • July 24, 2012. Victoria Owen on the WIPO SCCR 24 negotiations on copyright exceptions.
  • July 25, 2012. Ellen Broad on last day of SCCR 24 negotiations on copyright exceptions

Disabilities NGOS

  • July 18, 2012. Maryanne Diamond, President of World Blind Union, on WIPO treaty for blind negotiations
  • July 18, 2012. Dan Pescod of the World Blind Union, at the WIPO negotiations on a treaty for the blind
  • July 19, 2012. Melanie Brunson of ACB on WIPO negotiations on a treaty for blind persons
  • July 19, 2012. Rahul Cherian of Inclusive Planet at WIPO SCCR 24
  • July 19, 2012. Thomas Ongolo of Africa Decade discusses negotiations on WIPO Treaty for Blind
  • July 19, 2012. Barbara Martin Muñoz of Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE), on WIPO negotiations at SCCR 24
  • July 20, 2012. Francisco Javier Martínez and Calvo Bárbara Martín Muñoz of Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE) comment on the negotiations at the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright for a treaty on copyright exceptions for persons with disabilities.
  • July 20, 2012. Pablo Lecuona of ULAC & Tiflolibros talks about WIPO treaty for the blind negotiations
  • July 21, 2012. Chris Friend of World Blind Union asks Obama to support WIPO treaty for disabilities
  • July 24, 2012. Rahul Cherian of Inclusive Planet reacts to reports from Monday informal negotations at WIPO SCCR 24
  • July 25, 2012. Maryanne Diamond, President of World Blind Union, waiting on last day of WIPO SCCR 24
  • July 26, 2012. Chris Friend, around 2am after the meeting concluded.

Other NGOs

  • July 18, 2012. David Hammerstein of TACD at the WIPO negotiations on the treaty for the blind
  • July 20, 2012. Ahmed Abdel Latif of ICTSD on the WIPO negotiations on copyright exceptions for blind
  • July 20, 2012. David Hammerstein of TACD, expressing concerns about the lack of time to complete negotiations on a treaty for the blind.
  • July 24, 2012. Susan Isiko Štrba of IQSensato at WIPO SCCR 24 negotiations on copyright exceptions.
  • July 25, 2012.David Hammerstein of TACD at Press Conference about WIPO SCCR negotiatons

Governments

  • Europe
    • July 19, 2012. Emanuel Meyer: Switzerland supports a WIPO treaty for blind persons
    • July 20, 2012. Cyprus, on the nature of the instrument for disabilities.
    • July 20, 2012. Austria, on the nature of the instrument.
    • July 23, 2012. Jukka Liedes at WIPO SCCR 24
  • Latin America
    • July 19, 2012. José Ramón LÓPEZ DE LEÓN of Mexico delegation on WIPO negotiations for a treaty for the blind
    • July 20, 2012. Edgar Martin Moscoso Villacorta of Peru, on WIPO negotiations on blind treaty (English, Spanish)
    • July 20, 2012. Cliffor Guimarães is Policy Advisor at the Copyright Office in the Brazil Minister of Culture. The answer is in Portuguese.
    • July 24, 2012. Alfredo Scafati of Uruguay: Make it clear who supports the WIPO treaty for blind.
  • Africa
    • July 20, 2012. Cameroon delegation at SCCR 24
    • July 26, 2012. Mokhtar Warida of Egypt, after SCCR 24 meeting concludes

WIPO Staff

  • July 20, 2012. Ambassador Trevor Clark, the Assistant Director General at WIPO with responsibility for the Culture and Creative Industries Sector, and the focal point at WIPO on issues concerning disabilities.

Academics not on a delegation

Media coverage (blogs and newspapers)

See also all KEI blogs on SCCR 24.

Subtitles + typo

Hi James

So far I've subtitled on Amara (formerly Universal Subtitles):

"July 21, 2012. Chris Friend of World Blind Union asks Obama to support WIPO treaty for disabilities": the subs can be downloaded e.g. as .srt or .sbv from English, British subtitles page, and then added to the YT original

"July 19, 2012. Emmanuel [sic] Meyer: Switzerland supports a WIPO treaty for blind persons": same as above, but from the pertinent English subtitles page.

Actually, Dr Meyer's first name is "Emanuel" with one M.

BTW, it would be possible to create Amara subtitling pages for ALL the videos in the YouTube channel where you put them in one go. But if I add a third link here, your antispam will trash this comment.

Emmanuel

We have used the spelling used by WIPO in SCCR/24/INF/1 Prov. I'll check with Dr. Meyer about this. [update. There is indeed only one m, and the correct name is Emanuel, as you point out.]

Can you write me offline about subtitle issue? I'm not that familiar with the technology. This was the first time we tried to do anything like this. mailto:james.love@keionline.org

James Love, Director, KEI