WIPO General Assembly 2018: Statement of the United States on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations

On 26 September 2018, at the 2018 WIPO General Assembly, the United States of America delivered the following intervention on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations. World Intellectual Property Organization Assemblies of the Member States September 24 to October 2, 2018 AGENDA… Continue Reading

WIPO’s proposed treaty on broadcasting

KEI’s timeline of WIPO negotiations on the treaty from 1961 to 2023 is available here. For SCCR 43, March 13 to March 17, 2023 Meeting documents. (link) English version of Second Revised Draft Text for the WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty,prepared… Continue Reading


KEI’s page for WIPO. WIPO’s page on the SCCR meetings. KEI’s page on the broadcasting negotiations. KEI’s page on the Marrakesh treaty negotiations. Some special meetings of the SCCR Information Meeting on Developments in Broadcasting, (SCCR/IM/GE/09), May 25, 2009. Featured… Continue Reading

SCCR 35 Day 1 at WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights: will the “YouTube treaty” progress?

Day 1 at WIPO STANDING COMMITTEE ON COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS Since 1998, the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR),has engaged in negotiations to create new norms for the protection of broadcasters, cablecasters and now –again– webcasters… Continue Reading

Previous draft treaty texts

2009 SCCR 18, May 25 to May 29, 2009. At this meeting, Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay introduced formally the proposal that the World Blind Union had drafted in 2008. Proposal by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay, Relating to Limitations and Exceptions:… Continue Reading

US del clarifies (sort of) position on “by any means”

This is technical. The United States delegation says

“US did oppose deletion of “by any means” so that simultaneous retransmission of traditional broadcasts on the internet is covered…..but we never spoke on deferred retransmissions last night.”

However, in the texts that have been made public, the “by any means” applies to both cases. The negotiations are now being held in secret.

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