- KEI's comments on Special 301, March 7, 2014
- KEI Comments on Patient Assistance Programs as referenced in the 2014 Special 301 Review Hearing
- KEI Comments on the IIPA oral and written submission to 2014 Special 301 regarding education and research
- Boeing submission to US ITC (No. 332-543): India has a legal framework that is adequate to protect IP
- WTO TRIPS Council (February 2014) - EU intervention on the contribution of IP to facilitate the transfer of clean technologies
- WTO TRIPS Council (February 2014) - EU's intervention on Technical cooperation and capacity building
- WTO TRIPS Council (February 2014) - EU's intervention on IP and Innovation: University Technology Partnerships
- EU proposals for TTIP, TRADE IN SERVICES, INVESTMENT AND E-COMMERCE, July 2, 2013
- ITC Investigation No. 332-543, KEI written statement, February 14, 2014 hearing
- WTO TRIPS Council (February 2014) - Bangladesh's intervention on Non-Violation and Situation Complaints
At a June 28, 2010 Geneva workshop on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Dr. Zhao Hong, from the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the World Trade Organization, distributed a proposal that was prepared for the June 8-9, 2010 meeting of the WTO TRIPS Council:
Decisions to be taken
Decision of the TRIPS Council on the Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and Intellectual Property Provisions of bilateral, plurilteral Trade Agreeements
Canada's intervention to SCCR 20: 'International instrument on access to protected materials by persons with print disabilities'Submitted by thiru on 6. July 2010 - 7:14
The following intervention was delivered by John Gero, Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) during SCCR 20. Ambassador Gero is currently serving as the Chair of the WTO General Council.
Thank you Mr. Chairman
In this intervention dated 24 June 2010, Turkey (a member of Group B), made the following unequivocal, nuanced statement before the 20th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of why a WIPO treaty for reading disabled persons is the most effective global solution to solve the problems of reading disabled persons in accessing protected works.
On June 28, 2010, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and IQsensato are co-hosting a workshop on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
The Location of the meeting is the Maison des Associations, on Rue des Savoises 15, Geneva, in the Salle Gandhi.
- Carlos Correa, University of Buenos Aires
- Erik Josefsson, Adviser, Greens/EFA-European Parliament
- James Love, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)
It is 3:30 PM on Thursday, 24 June 2010 in Geneva, and the 20th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) is now reviewing these draft conclusions.
Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)
Geneva, June 21 to 24, 2010
PROTECTION OF BROADCASTING ORGANIZATIONS
Esta es la version de las 3.30 pm del 24 de junio del 2010 del proyecto de conclusiones de la OMPI SCCR 20 en espanol. El documento fue distribuido durante el dia de hoy por el secretariado de la OMPI y esta siendo discutido. Este texto va a ser negociado esta tarde.
Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual
Comité de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos (SCCR)
Ginebra, 21 a 24 de junio de 2010
Proyecto de conclusiones
PROTECCIÓN DE LOS ORGANISMOS DE RADIODIFUSIÓN
The attached table, prepared as a collaboration between KEI and the WBU, provides a comparison of the four proposals being discussed this week at the WIPO SCCR 20, as regards to the provisions about access to copyrighted works for persons with disabilities. The African Group proposal includes additional issues, but in this table, we only examine those that relate specifically to persons with disabilities.
SCCR20: Statement by Barbados supporting Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Mexico proposal for a Treaty for Reading Disabled PersonsSubmitted by thiru on 23. June 2010 - 4:36
On Wednesday, 23 June 2010, Barbados delivered the following intervention giving unequivocal support for the proposal for the Treaty for Reading Disabled Persons tabled by Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Mexico. The spirit of Barbados' intervention is perhaps best encapsulated by this concluding statement:
SCCR20: Statement by Ecuador on behalf of Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Paragua on a WIPO Treaty for Reading Disabled PersonsSubmitted by thiru on 23. June 2010 - 4:18
On Wednesday, 23 June 2010, Ecuador on behalf of Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay, made the following intervention on a WIPO Treaty for Reading Disabled Persons.
Comité Permanente de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos (SCCR/20) Declaración General del Ecuador
23 junio 2010
Gracias Señor Presidente:
La presente declaración la realizo a nombre de Brasil, Ecuador, México y Paraguay, países proponentes de un TRATADO DE LA OMPI SOBRE UN MEJOR ACCESO PARA DISCAPACITADOS VISUALES Y OTRAS PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD PARA LA LECTURA.
SCCR 20: Mexico/WBU/KEI Lunchtime event: What should the SCCR do now for blind and other print disabled people?Submitted by thiru on 22. June 2010 - 3:44
Tuesday 22nd June in Room B
What should the SCCR do now for blind and other print disabled people?
Chaired by Maryanne Diamond, President of the World Blind Union
With José Ramón López, Permanent Mission of Mexico
Also speakers from Africa, USA and the EU
Q&A session to follow.
All very welcome to attend.
On 21 June, 2010, South Africa made the following general statement to the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) which covered the protection of broadcasting organizations, a treaty for audiovisual performances and on limitations on exceptions. South Africa underscored that the SCCR's work on limitations and exceptions be prioritized and welcomed the ongoing work of WIPO in 'regard to the matter of access for the visually impaired'. South Africa emphasized that
On 21 June, 2010, Thailand, on behalf of the Asian Group, a regional grouping at WIPO which includes Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tonga, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam, Yemen made the following opening statement at the 20
This week, over 90 academics, practitioners and public interest organizations from five continents gathered at a meeting convened by American University's Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) to analyze the official text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The text was released for the first time in April, 2010, after years of secretive negotiations.
The EU position came out in a proposal for a Joint Recommendation with 9 articles in 11 pages. It is hard to believe but it is worst than the US proposal and it is even worst than nothing. It is an outrageous "roll back" recommendation. It does make clear who's the boss in the commission. The publishers apparently. Their proposal is bold. Here's a quick read:
2008 U.S. Copyright Office Memo concluded that export of accessible works is not legal under U.S. lawSubmitted by Judit Rius on 16. June 2010 - 6:53
In briefings about the WIPO proposal for a treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilities, the U.S. government has sent mixed signals regarding the legality of exporting of accessible works created under exceptions in U.S. law. In some informal briefings and conversations, the U.S. government has said such exports are allowed under U.S. law. At other times, they say they are not.
KEI has obtained a June 12, 2008 memo from the U.S. Copyright Office, written by Neil Conley to David Carson, that analyzes the possible extraterritorial effects of the Chafee Amendment.