May 13 Brownbag lunch on WIPO treaty for blind negotiations

Note, we are adding some video clips from the meeting here:

  • May 13, 2013. KEI meeting on WIPO negotiations.

  • On May 13, 2013, KEI will host a 12:30 to 2:30 brown bag lunch for a discussion of the WIPO Treaty for the Blind negotiations. It will be possible to attend in person, or follow the meeting on the telephone.

    The format will be to invite several persons from different groups to offer comments, and then to have a more informal discussion. Among those who will be offering comments at the meeting will be:

    From blind organizations
    Fredric Schroeder, Scott LaBarre (on the phone), National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
    Melanie Brunson, American Council of the Blind (ACB)
    George Kersher, DAISY Consortium (on the phone)
    Aubrey Webson, Perkins International (on the phone)
    Jim Fruchterman, Bookshare (on the phone)

    Allan Adler, Association of American Publishers (AAP)
    Jens Bammel, Secretary General, International Publishers Association
    Michael P. O'Leary, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Policy and External Affairs, Motion Picture Association of America

    From the US delegation
    USPTO, Shira Perlmutter and Michael Shaprio
    USTR, George York
    State: Carl Schonander
    Institute of Museum and Library Services: Nancy Weiss
    U.S. Copyright Office, Molly Torsen

    Other Delegations
    Nigeria: Professor Ruth Okediji (on the phone)

    NGOs, Libraries, Academic
    Carrie Russell, American Library Association
    James Love, KEI

    The location is 1621 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20009. Those who want to call-in should send a note to

    KEI will provide coffee and soft drinks, but participants will have to bring their own lunch. There are lots of sandwich places on our block.