KEI initial comments on Draft text for a WIPO Broadcast Organization treaty, SCCR/44/3, Article 2,3,5,8 and 14

SCCR-44-3-Articles-2-3-5-8-14-comments-24oct2023 This is a comment on the most recent version of the proposed WIPO treaty for broadcasting organizations, SCCR/44/3. KEI’s primary concerns with SCCR/44/3 discussed in this note are that the definitions of broadcasting and protected programmes are too broad,… Continue Reading

SCCR 42: KEI Statement on a proposal by the African Group for a Draft work Program on Exceptions and Limitations

On Wednesday, 11 May 2022, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on a proposal by the African Group for a Draft work Program on Exceptions and Limitations. Knowledge Ecology International supports the Proposal by the African Group for… Continue Reading

WIPO SCCR 40 (hybrid session): Oral statement of Knowledge Ecology International on agenda item 5: Protection of broadcasting organizations

17 November 2020 Oral statement of Knowledge Ecology International – agenda item 5 – Protection of broadcasting organizations. New measures to address signal theft are one thing. But durable post-fixation rights to entities that just retransmit works by authors, performers… Continue Reading

WIPO Broadcasting Treaty – Paving the way for a right for on-demand streaming services?

In April 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published a new version (SCCR/38/10) of the WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations. Currently, the proposed treaty anticipates the scope of application to include new beneficiaries such as on-demand… 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