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:
The document’s introductory note states the following:
The aim of this working document is to present in a comprehensive and coherent manner various contributions on an international instrument on limitations and exceptions for persons with print disabilities. It contains:
– the proposal of the SCCR Chair on an international instrument on limitations and exceptions for persons with print disabilities (document SCCR/22/16)
– the comments made by SCCR Members to the above proposal during the SCCR/23/ session, and
– the text-based options proposed by SCCR Members during the SCCR/23 session.
The texts of Articles of the Chair’s proposed appear on the top of odd-numbered pages (right hand side).
Comments on the text of the Articles of the Chair’s proposal appear on the even-number pages (left-hand side).
The text-based options of SCCR Members appear at the bottom of the odd-number pages (right hand side) as footnotes.
[End of introductory note]