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July 2015: WTO reports on EU competition policy and copyright law - WTO Trade Policy Review - European UnionSubmitted by thiru on 9. July 2015 - 9:35
On 6 July 2015 and 8 July 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) conducted a trade policy review of the European Union. All members of the WTO are subject to review under the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM). As noted by the WTO secretariat, the "basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of the European Union" (Source: Trade Policy Review - European Union, July 2015).
The SCCR failed to adopt these recommendations. The dipcom in 2017 recommendations in Item 6 was too strong, and the exceptions recommendations for items 7 and 8 were too weak.
Also Attached as pdf
Proposed Recommendations SCCR/30
Proposed Recommendation Agenda Item 6:
Attached is the document the chair distributed as the summary of the week long SCCR 30 meeting.
Today on the last day of the SCCR 30, under Agenda Item 9 “Other Matters” Congo-Brazzaville asked for the floor to propose that the WIPO Copyright and Related Right Committee start working on the Resale Right, a fundamental right for authors of graphic and plastic arts. This economical rights consists of a small percentage of the resale price that art market professionals pay to artists at each resale of their works be it in auction or in a gallery.
This was presented in the morning in the debate on education copyright exceptions.
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
KEI would like to comment on the proposals submitted by the African Group in relation to limitation on remedies for infringement contained in paragraph 22 on page 18 of the document. SCCR/26/4 PROV. DATE: APRIL 15, 2013
titled “Access to Educational Materials: Limitation on remedies for infringement.”
SCCR30: United States- Preservation - Copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries and archivesSubmitted by thiru on 2. July 2015 - 8:21
On Thursday, 2 July 2015, the United States of America presented the following intervention on preservation in the context of copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives. The following statement was captured by the WIPO streamtext.
UNITED STATES: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is pleased to participate in the discussion of preservation, a very important topic for libraries and archives.
This was the KEI intervention at SCCR 30 on the topic of preservation exceptions for libraries and archives.
Preservation is obviously important for everyone, and archiving in general is both a local benefit and to some degree, a global public good.
We want works preserved, and copyright and trade negotiators to sort out the issues regarding access, which will often be context specific.
Every country's copyright laws should have as a minimum an exception for preservation.
This is the document being discussed Thursday at #sccr30
Thanks to John E. Miller for the OCR version.
SCCR30 (Day 4): Discussion heats up on discussions on copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries and archivesSubmitted by thiru on 2. July 2015 - 3:03
During WIPO's discussions of copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives at the 30th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR30, the Chair (Martin Moscoso) presented a non-paper, intended to guide discussions.
This is the prepared statement that Iran read on Wed, which was widely praised by access to known advocates.
Iran’s Statement on the limitations and exceptions
1 July 2015
The right to science, knowledge and culture is recognized in various basic human rights instruments, such as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
July 1, 2015 2d Morning Session
The morning started and ended with the clear impression that there was no consensus on whether definitions are needed or not regarding broadcasting organizations or broadcasting itself. Still, Romania and the Central European States and Balkans group as well as the Russian Federation were calling for text-based work and were talking about “a road map to a diplomatic conference.”
July 1, 2015 day 3
This morning, the SCCR continued with the discussion regarding two important definitions--definition of beneficiaries: who are they? How do you define a broadcaster? And also of course what is the definition of the act of broadcasting.
On day 2 at SCCR 30, Anne Leer tells delegates to make broadcasters happy, extend treaty to InternetSubmitted by Manon Ress on 30. June 2015 - 10:23
Anne Leer is the WIPO Deputy Director General for Culture and Creative Industries Sector, where she leads WIPO’s activities in the field of copyright and related rights. Not a familiar figure at WIPO, she joined the organisation in December 2014, coming from the commercial side of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In addition to the BBC, she had previously worked for Paramount, Oxford University Press, and Financial Times/Pearson and Prentice Hall.
This is from the statement India read today at SCCR 30, on the topic of the broadcast treaty.
India is flexible in supporting the issue of unauthorized live transmission of signal over computer networks provided the broadcasting organization has rights over the content broadcast by it. India alternative proposals submitted at 26th session of SCCR are in complete conformity with the mandate of the 2007 WIPO General Assembly.