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Blog Entry WIPO General Assemblies Approve Road Map on Treaty for the Visually Impaired
by Rahul Cherian published Oct 11, 2012 — filed under: ,
In a significant development the 50th session of Assemblies of WIPO member states reached a breakthrough decision on how to complete negotiations on a pact to improve access to copyrighted works for the many visually impaired or print disabled people around the world.
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Blog Entry 37th SCCR: CIS Statement on the Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations
by Anubha Sinha published Nov 29, 2018 last modified Nov 29, 2018 10:08 AM — filed under: ,
Anubha Sinha, attending the 37th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”) at Geneva from November 26, 2018 to November 30, 2018, made this statement on the Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations on behalf of CIS on Day 1, November 26.
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Blog Entry 37th SCCR: CIS Statement on the Agenda on Limitations and Exceptions
by Anubha Sinha published Nov 29, 2018 last modified Nov 29, 2018 10:20 AM — filed under: , ,
Anubha Sinha, attending the 37th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”) at Geneva from November 26, 2018 to November 30, 2018, made this statement on the agenda on limitations and exceptions on behalf of CIS on Day 3, November 28.
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Blog Entry Views on on the proposed WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations at side-event organised by Knowledge Ecology International
by Anubha Sinha published Nov 29, 2018 — filed under: , , , ,
On November 27, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) organised a side event during deliberations of the 37th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), Electronic Information for Libraries (eiFL.net), Corporacion Innovarte, Creative Commons, and Knowledge Ecology International appraised the current text for the proposed WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations (Revised Consolidated Text on Definitions, Object of Protection, Rights to be Granted and Other Issues, SCCR/36/6). Speakers provided an overview of the treaty, explained the potential risks and problems caused, and proposed solutions to narrow the Treaty’s scope and limit the damage. Below is a transcript of the remarks made by Anubha Sinha who represented CIS at this event.
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Blog Entry Report of the 30th Session of the WIPO SCCR by the Centre for Internet & Society
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Mar 23, 2016 last modified Apr 04, 2016 02:39 PM — filed under: , , ,
This report was edited by Nehaa Chaudhari, Programme Officer; compiled with assistance from Nisha S.K., Administrator, and, Aarushi Bansal, Amulya P., and Saahil Dama, interns.
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Blog Entry WIPO Treaty for the Visually Impaired — Moving from a Treaty on Paper to a Treaty that is Workable on the Ground
by Rahul Cherian published Sep 28, 2012 — filed under: , ,
After many years of hard lobbying by the World Blind Union, it appears that the WIPO Treaty on limitations and exceptions for visually impaired persons/persons with print disabilities (TVI) could become a reality next year. However, due to pressure from the European Union and the United States, and their insistence on several untenable provisions, there is a real risk that the TVI could become unworkable on the ground.
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Blog Entry The Hathitrust Judgment and its impact on TVI negotiations at WIPO
by Rahul Cherian published Oct 30, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Those of you who have been following my earlier posts on the WIPO negotiations on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired will remember that one of the biggest concerns of the World Blind Union on the draft wording of the Treaty was with the definition of an “authorized entity” that can undertake conversion and distribution of accessible format copies.
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Maher Reports on WIPO Copyright Deliberations
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 03, 2014 — filed under: ,
SAA Past President and IPWG member William Maher represented the views of American archivists as a permanent observer at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights meeting, December 16-20.
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WIPO reaches agreement on treaty for blind
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
Officials at the World Intellectual Property Organisation have reached an agreement to provide wider access to books for the visually impaired in different countries, a long-pending demand of the World Blind Union and activist groups.
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Blog Entry Statement by the Centre for Internet and Society on the Broadcast Treaty at SCCR 30
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Jul 02, 2015 — filed under: ,
The 30th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization's ("WIPO") Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights ("SCCR") is underway in Geneva from 29 June, 2015 to 03 July, 2015. While CIS was unable to attend this meeting, we have the following statement to make on negotiations on the Proposed Treaty for Broadcasting Organizations.
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