Treaty for blind and other reading disabilities

EU proposal calls for deletion of "treaty" for persons with disabilities at SCCR 19

Below is the language of paragraph 7 of the draft conclusions of SCCR 19 contained in the "Draft Conclusions Version 2.0" document distributed this morning:

Friday morning version of the draft conclusions for SCCR 19

This was distributed early this morning, and we are discussing it now.

World Intellectual Property Organization
Standing Committee On Copyright And Related Rights (SCCR)
Nineteenth Session
Geneva, December 14 to 18, 2009 Version 2.0
December 17, 2009

DRAFT CONCLUSIONS

prepared by the Chair

LIMITATIONS AND EXCEPTIONS

WIPO SCCR: CIS Statement in support of the WBU Treaty

Statement of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore, on the matter of the Treaty for the Blind, Visually Impaired and other Reading Disabled, proposed by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay.

16th December, 2009

Statement of Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) at SCCR 19

Thank you Mr Chairman,

I represent the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), which works to serve the 2 million people with sight loss in UK.

As part of this work, RNIB has a library of some 40,000 books in audio, large print and Braille, which we distribute to reading disabled people.

Most accessible books are made by specialist organisations like ours, even in cases where publishers provide licenses or the source files. These specialist organisations have limited resources, and are very often charities.

WIPO SCCR: ONCE Statement in support of the WBU Treaty

La Organización Nacional de Ciegos de España (ONCE) agradece la oportunidad que nos ha brindado de tomar la palabra en esta importante sesion del SCCR para pedir el apoyo a la propuesta de tratado de la Union Mundial de Ciegos, organización de la que la ONCE es miembro.

La ONCE da servicio exclusivo a sus afiliados, que han de ser personas ciegas y deficientes visuales con nacionalidad española. Actualmente la ONCE tiene 70000 afiliados, y su número crece en 4000 cada año.

Statement of La Organización Nacional de Ciegos de España (ONCE) at WIPO SCCR 19, in Spanish and English

The National Organization of Spanish Blind Persons, ONCE is the Spanish institution providing services to blind and visually impaired persons. This is their statement at WIPO SCCR 19, in both English and Spanish:

In Spanish

La Organización Nacional de Ciegos de España (ONCE) agradece la oportunidad de tomar la palabra en esta importante sesion del SCCR para pedir el apoyo a la propuesta de tratado de la Union Mundial de Ciegos.

SCCR 19

SCCR 19 took place from December 14, 2009 to December 18, 2009. The WIPO web page for that meeting is available here.

WIPO SCCR 19: European Commission statement on exceptions and limitations

Information for the SCCR at WIPO 14-18 December, 2009.

Mr Chairman,

I would like to take this opportunity, in the framework of our discussions on exceptions and limitations, to inform you about what the European Commission has been doing over the past year and a half and is preparing for the future.

United States of America Statement on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Persons with Print Disabilities

World Intellectual Property Organization
Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)
Nineteenth Session
December 14-18, 2009

United States of America Statement on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Persons with Print Disabilities

As Delivered
December, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

The United States is proud to have a series of specific exceptions and limitations in our copyright law, including for education, libraries, and persons with print disabilities.

New Ad Hoc Observers for the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (Dec.14-18, 2009)

There will be new participants at the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (Nineteenth Session) Geneva, December 14 to 18, 2009.

Here is the lists of non-governmental organizations, which have requested to be granted observer status in sessions of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), according to SCCR’s Rules of Procedure (see document SCCR/1/2, paragraph 10).

  • African Union of the Blind (AFUB)
  • All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB)
  • Asociación Civil Tiflonexos – Biblioteca Tiflolibros (Tiflolibros),
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