The following intervention was delivered by John Gero, Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) during SCCR 20. Ambassador Gero is currently serving as the Chair of the WTO General Council.
Thank you Mr. Chairman
In this intervention dated 24 June 2010, Turkey (a member of Group B), made the following unequivocal, nuanced statement before the 20th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of why a WIPO treaty for reading disabled persons is the most effective global solution to solve the problems of reading disabled persons in accessing protected works.
It is 3:30 PM on Thursday, 24 June 2010 in Geneva, and the 20th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) is now reviewing these draft conclusions.
Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)
Geneva, June 21 to 24, 2010
PROTECTION OF BROADCASTING ORGANIZATIONS
Esta es la version de las 3.30 pm del 24 de junio del 2010 del proyecto de conclusiones de la OMPI SCCR 20 en espanol. El documento fue distribuido durante el dia de hoy por el secretariado de la OMPI y esta siendo discutido. Este texto va a ser negociado esta tarde.
Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual
Comité de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos (SCCR)
Ginebra, 21 a 24 de junio de 2010
Proyecto de conclusiones
PROTECCIÓN DE LOS ORGANISMOS DE RADIODIFUSIÓN
The attached table, prepared as a collaboration between KEI and the WBU, provides a comparison of the four proposals being discussed this week at the WIPO SCCR 20, as regards to the provisions about access to copyrighted works for persons with disabilities. The African Group proposal includes additional issues, but in this table, we only examine those that relate specifically to persons with disabilities. Continue Reading
On Wednesday, 23 June 2010, Ecuador on behalf of Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay, made the following intervention on a WIPO Treaty for Reading Disabled Persons.
Comité Permanente de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos (SCCR/20) Declaración General del Ecuador
23 junio 2010
Gracias Señor Presidente:
La presente declaración la realizo a nombre de Brasil, Ecuador, México y Paraguay, países proponentes de un TRATADO DE LA OMPI SOBRE UN MEJOR ACCESO PARA DISCAPACITADOS VISUALES Y OTRAS PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD PARA LA LECTURA.
Tuesday 22nd June in Room B
What should the SCCR do now for blind and other print disabled people?
Chaired by Maryanne Diamond, President of the World Blind Union
With José Ramón López, Permanent Mission of Mexico
Also speakers from Africa, USA and the EU
Q&A session to follow.
All very welcome to attend.
On 21 June, 2010, South Africa made the following general statement to the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) which covered the protection of broadcasting organizations, a treaty for audiovisual performances and on limitations on exceptions. South Africa underscored that the SCCR’s work on limitations and exceptions be prioritized and welcomed the ongoing work of WIPO in ‘regard to the matter of access for the visually impaired’. South Africa emphasized that
On 21 June, 2010, Thailand, on behalf of the Asian Group, a regional grouping at WIPO which includes Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tonga, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam, Yemen made the following opening statement at the 20 Continue Reading
I plan to write up a more detailed analysis of the WIPO open ended consultation on the treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilities. I did want to make a few quick notes, however.