KEI statement at SCCR 21

This was our 400 word statement at the WIPO SCCR 21.

Statement of KEI at WIPO SCCR 21, November 11, 2010

There should be a compelling rationale for creating new global norms for copyrights.

KEI opposes work on a new broadcasting treaty, and supports work on performers treaty.

KEI supports work at the SCCR on new possible norms for copyright limitations and exceptions, particularly as regards to access to knowledge, and uses of new technologies.

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WIPO SCCR21: Group B proposal on a work program for Copyright exceptions and limitations

Today, Wednesday November 10 2010, during the 3rd day of the WIPO SCCR21, the Group B presented a proposal for a Work Program on copyright exceptions and limitations for the WIPO SCCR. Group B is the negotiation group that groups developed countries like US, EU, Switzerland and others.

The proposal is available here

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SCCR21: Proposal for the consideration of the African Group on a Decision on SCCR

The following proposal for a road map for the SCCR’s consideration of limitations and exceptions was submitted by the African Group on Tuesday, 9 November 2010.

Proposal for the consideration of the African Group on a Decision on SCCR

(Limitations and exceptions)

Bearing in mind

SCCR 21: General statement of Group B (covering broadcasting, AV protection and limitations and exceptions)

The following general statement was delivered by France, on behalf of Group B, on the first day (8 November 2010) of SCCR 21.

Group B opening statement

I thank you M. Chair,

Group B is glad to welcome you back in Geneva for this 21st session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, which we hope will be a productive one.

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SCCR 21: Initial impressions from day 1

The 21st session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) commenced its work at 10:33 AM on Monday, 8 November 2010.

This unusually quick start is perhaps indicative of Member States’ commitment to examine the three substantive agenda items up for consideration during this five day negotiation; these three issues include: 1) protection of broadcasting organizations, 2) protection of audiovisual performances and 3) limitations and exceptions.

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