SCCR36 A look at 2 big issues: Deferred transmission and Term of Protection of Broadcasts

First: Deferred transmission. What is a deferred transmission? Here are the definitions in Daren Tang’s (the Chair of the SCCR) text of the treaty. Available here: http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_35/sccr_35_12.pdf: (f) “near simultaneous transmission” means a transmission for the reception by the public… Continue Reading

SCCR 38

April 1 to April 5, 2019 WIPO’s page SCCR 38: More Member States on the Broadcasting Treaty SCCR 38 US Statement on the Broadcasting Treaty KEI Statement on Broadcasting Treaty Proposal at SCCR 38 SCCR38: Draft Recommendation for 2019 WIPO… Continue Reading

SCCR 38

April 1 to April 5, 2019 WIPO’s Page

NGO letter to WIPO negotiators, regarding proposal to sidetrack WIPO work on copyright limitations and exceptions

NGO-letter-on-proposed-LnE-agenda-change-SCCR39-10.21 Chair-proposal-NEXT STEPS 10-21-19 October 21, 2019 RE: Chair Proposal on Next Steps for Agenda Items 5 and 6 Dear Delegates at WIPO SCCR 39: We are shocked by the attached proposal of the Chair to change the title of… Continue Reading

U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn calls for use of compulsory licensing, public sector manufacturing and pricing controls on drugs using government funded inventions

Today, in his address to the U.K. Labour party conference, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn made the following statement on drug patents and prices. Yesterday I met Luis Walker, a wonderful nine-year-old boy. Luis is living with cystic fibrosis. Every day… Continue Reading