October 3-4, 2018 Geneva Graduate Institute, C1 Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2 Petal 5 KEI is hosting a 1.5 day seminar on the WIPO broadcasting treaty October 3-4, 2018, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), which is walking… Continue Reading
1961 Concluded at Rome on 26 October 1961 in Rome, Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations 1997 28-30 April 1997, World Symposium on Phonograms, New Communication Technologies and Intellectual Property, Manila, Philippines. 9-12… Continue Reading
5:55pm Plenary May 2, 2017 We were told there will be no time for NGOs to make statements.
The Chair started the Plenary at 5:55 pm or 5 minutes before the meeting was to clse for the day.
- No recommendation to the GA for a Diplomatic Conference in 2018 (not ready for prime time).
- The Chair’s text is being replaced by a “committee Text”.
- The EU is not happy.
- The broadcasting treaty has stalled. Again.
Here is the transcript of what we can share:
CAROLE CROELLA, WIPO Secretariat:
We hope that further progress can be made on the basis of the revised consolidated text, on the rights to be granted and other issues that has been prepared nor this session.
Currently, the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) is engaged in negotiations on a Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations, an exercise dating back to 1998. (Source: Timeline of WIPO negotiations on a Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations). Continue Reading
On Friday, 18 November 2016, WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) reconvened in plenary at 8:45 PM to review the Summary of the Chair. The time stamp of the draft document is 8:00 PM.
The following conclusions relate to the Committee’s work on a proposed treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations.
NGOs Statements on Casting treaty in Plenary November 16, 2016
The representatives from broadcasting organizations association might be over-reaching again and are asking for copyright like rights, right to prohibit and authorize, re-transmission on the internet, post fixation rights, up to 50 year terms….the NGOs had strong words, warning of unintended consequences for copyright owners, journalists and the larger public and user of the internet.
Today, after two and a half days of negotiations, mostly off the record in informals, NGOs were given a few minutes to make statements on the broadcasters treaty. We were asked to keep things short, and focus on discussions this week. These are the notes from our intervention.
Notes from KEI NGO statement on Broadcast treaty
November 16, 2016
Right to prohibit
Here is the Chair’s revised consolidated text followed by his review of the text today:
Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
Geneva, November 14 to 18, 2016
REVISED CONSOLIDATED TEXT ON DEFINITIONS, OBJECT OF PROTECTION, AND RIGHTS TO BE GRANTED
prepared by the Chair