NGO letter to WIPO SCCR delegates expressing grave concerns about proposed WIPO treaty for broadcasting

On May 28, 2018, at the opening of a five day to talks at the 36th WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), 11 civil society and library groups sent a letter to negotiators expressing deep concerns over the proposed treaty on broadcasting.

The groups signing the letter were:

  1. Centre for Internet and Society, India (CIS-India)
  2. Civil Society Coalition (CSC)
  3. COMMUNIA International Association on the Digital Public Domain
  4. Corporación Innovarte
  5. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
  6. Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL)
  7. Fundación Karisma
  8. Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights
  9. Instituto Proprietas
  10. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
  11. Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)
  12. Le Conseil international des Archives (CIA)/ International Council on Archives (ICA)
  13. Public Knowledge (PK)
  14. Society of American Archivists (SAA)
  15. Third World Network (TWN)
  16. #BibliotecariosAlSenado (formed by):
      Asociación de Egresados de la Escuela Interamericana de Bibliotecología – ASEIBI
      Asociación de Bibliotecas de la Costa Atlántica de Colombia – ASOUNIESCA
      Grupo de G8 Bibliotecas
      Fundación Conector
      Mesa de Bibliotecas de Instituciones de Educación Superior de Antioquia – MBIES
      Open Connection S.A.S.
      Asociación de Servicios al Público de Unidades de Información – SERVINFO
      Sistema Universitario de Manizales – SUMA
      Red de Bibliotecas Populares de Antioquia – REBIPOA
      Red de Bibliotecas de Instituciones de Educación Superior del Meta
      Red de Egresados de Ciencia de la Información
      Red de Unidades de Información de Risaralda – REUNIR

A PDF version of the letter is here:


For background and context on this negotiation, see: