July 16 to July 25, 2012 WIPO’s page for SCCR 24 SCCR24: Opening statement of the African Group WIPO SCCR24 What is an “authorized entity” and what is the fight about? Quick Update on WIPO SCCR 24 Meeting on The… Continue Reading

Four drafts from SCCR 24

  • Working document (Rev. 5), July 25, 2012, Provisional Working Document Containing Comments On And Textual Suggestions Towards An Appropriate International Legal Instrument (In Whatever Form) On Limitations And Exceptions For Educational, Teaching And Research Institutions And Persons With Other Disabilities
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KEI comment on SCCR 24

The final conclusions of SCCR 24 are available here.

I’m going to spend some time adding to this, but to have something out quick, here are few thoughts.

1. Disabilities.

The Good: sets the stage for diplomatic conference in 2013, which is now highly likely.
The Bad: Lots of brackets in the text, and EU bent on making the agreement unworkable, and the US and EU hold off on the “nature of the instrument” is a treaty discussion.

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SCCR24: India on Contribution of the SCCR to the implementation of the respective Development Agenda recommendations

INDIA: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Indian Delegation joins the distinguished Delegations of Iran, Egypt, South Africa in supporting the statement by the Distinguished Delegate and leader of the Development Agenda Group, the Brazil Indian Delegate. The Development Agenda recommendations and goals have achieved recent success in the Beijing spirit when we included the paragraphs, the preamble of the new treaty. And from there we have been listing — participating in the norm setting activities, in the limitations and exceptions.

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Last day at SCCR 24, July 25, 2012 Governments views regarding libraries and archives

Government’s interventions (excerpts) on the libraries and archives and how to continue work on possible 11 topics (or only 2 or 3?) that should be prioritized

Here are the topics:

Preservation of library and archival materials
Reproduction and Distribution of Copies by Libraries and Archives
Legal deposit
Supply of works/Library lending
Right to Parallel Importation
Right to Cross-Border Uses
Orphaned works
Limitation on Liability for Libraries and Archives
Obligations Concerning Technological Protection Measures
Relationship with contracts
Right to Translate Works

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SCCR/24/9 Prov. The revised “instrument” for copyright exceptions for disabilties

Attached below is the new text of the “instrument” for copyright exceptions for disabilties.
SCCR/24/9 Prov.
DATE: July 25, 2012

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

Twenty?fourth Session
Geneva, July 16 to 25, 2012

REVISED Working Document on an International Instrument on Limitations and Exceptions For Visually Impaired Persons/Persons with Print Disabilities

prepared by the Secretariat
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