May 9 to May 13, 2016 WIPO’s Page for the Meeting Fundación Karisma at WIPO SCCR32 on broadcast treaty SCCR 32 DAY 4 Groups on Libraries and Archives Issues SCCR 32 Day 1 : ISSUE OF INCLUSION (OR EXCLUSION) OF… Continue Reading
SCCR 32 Conclusions proposed by the chair. Late Friday May 13, 2016. Nigeria, Bahamas, Brazil, South Africa and Egypt were exceptionnaly interesting. Here is most of what was said including the reading of the proposed conclusions and the comments from… Continue Reading
The WIPO Director General Francis Gurry addressed the SCCR 32 Delegates at the opening of the meeting. His statement was substantive:
Chair: And I will first invite Nigeria, on behalf of the African Group, to briefly introduce this Agenda Item. Nigeria has the floor.
EIFL.net has the floor.
NGOS Comments on topic 5 on parallel importations.
The various groups statements from Asia and Pacific, Group B, Africa Group, GRULAC etc. were about the stated positions regarding the topics on the table i.e.the protection of broadcasting, cablecasting (and webcasting) organizations, the limitations and exceptions and for some their interest in new topics including the resale rights and the digital environment context study proposal. No surprises here. Continue Reading
ISSUE OF INCLUSION OR EXCLUSION OF CABLECASTING
Chair: Brazil, you still have the floor.
>> BRAZIL: Thank you, Chair.
Regarding a very quick follow-up to your question regarding — as I mentioned, the proposal was presented and supported in 201 and 204 of the draft report and we understand it should be also reflected. We understand that this could be also a bridge of positions getting comfort to many Delegations that have concerns on this matter. These are the details that you have requested. Thank you, Chair.
>> CHAIR: Thank you for that.
UNITED STATES: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Just to weigh in on a couple of the definitions that have been under discussion to date, so with respect to program carrying signal on the bracketed, the first bracketed language as originally transmitted and in any subsequent technical format, we agree with the E.U. that that is probably an important phrase to retain in as much as it makes clear that subsequent technical modifications of the signal will not result in the loss of protection of the originally transmitted signal.
EUROPEAN UNION: Thank you, Chair, for giving us the floor again. Just for clarity on our position, I think that on the definition of program, we would count ourselves as one in this delegation that see such addition as an obstacle to exercising rights under this treaty and that’s why we maintain after your clarifications also that we would prefer to see it deleted from the definition of program the phrase that is authorized by the right holder for transmission.