- Sens. Sherrod Brown and Bernie Sanders send letter to USTR condemning pressure on Colombia compulsory license for cancer drug
- 15 House Dems Press USTR to Clarify Position on Compulsory Licensing of cancer drug patent in Colombia
- Senator Hatch Defends Pressure on Colombia in Interview Regarding Imatinib
- WHA 69: Colombian Minister of Health Calls on WHO to Support the Regulation of Drug Monopolies
- Letter from KEI, Public Citizen, Oxfam America and Health GAP to Senator Hatch, regarding Colombia Compulsory License
- 13 non-profits urge Senate HELP Committee to block floor amendments to 21st Century Cures Act counterpart
- 122 experts defend Colombia's right to issue compulsory license on imatinib in face of U.S. pressure
- SCCR32 Day 4 Strong statement on education by the American University PIJIP
- April 28, 2016 letter regarding US Senate Finance threats over compulsory license on Novartis cancer drug patents
- SCCR 32 KEI on Orphan Works
The European Union has a long tradition of protecting personal information. Since the 70’s, some European countries have adopted domestic law that regulates the processing of personal data. Starting in the 90's, the European Union has approved several directives that provide a communitarian legal framework for processing personal data. Simultaneously, several countries in Europe have modified their constitutions in order to include provisions that guarantee the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data.
Last week I attended the seventh round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) that took place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I was able to meet negotiators from all nine negotiating parties and was able to discuss our concerns regarding the proposed U.S. IP chapter for the TPPA, including, in particular, access to medicines and the right to health. I was also able to distribute the joint civil society comments previously submitted to the U.S.
In response to the WHO Consultative Expert Working Group on R&D Financing's (CEWG) calls for submissions, 21 proposals were submitted to the CEWG in June 2011 for consideration by the CEWG at their second meeting (7-8 July 2011).
The general link to the WHO CEWG submissions page can be found here: http://www.who.int/phi/news/cewg_submissions/en/index.html
Reproduced below from the WHO CEWG page are links to all the proposals in the order they appear on the WHO page.
Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG)
SCCR debates way forward on new text for possible treaty for copyright exceptions for persons with disabilitiesSubmitted by James Love on 23. June 2011 - 4:58
June 24: The current negotiating document on disabilities at the WIPO SCCR is SCCR/22/16. A new version Prov. 1 was passed out this morning.
SCCR22: Brazilian interventions in favor of a Treaty on exceptions and limitations to copyright for persons with disabilitiesSubmitted by thiru on 23. June 2011 - 3:07
It is with much pleasure that Brazil notes that we started this second week of the XXII SCCR with a text on the table that is co-sponsored by Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, México, Paraguay, and the United States and that is also supported by the EU.
I have another blog that deals with U.S. employment data from the information sector. This one provides May 2010 employment and wage data from fourteen 4- and 5-digit NAICS industry groups in the "Information Sector."
Notes on the data
KEI Statement on the Broadcast Treaty at WIPO SCCR 22
June 21, 2011
KEI opposes work at WIPO on a new treaty for broadcasting organizations.
To the extent that creative works are distributed through broadcasting networks, they are nearly always protected by copyright.
In the small cases where the broadcast involves material in the public domain, it would be a mistake to give the broadcaster an intellectual property right, merely for transmitting information.
I was asked recently to look at some data on employment in the copyright industry. This addresses one set of data points, the BLS estimates of US employment in the Sound Recording Industries.
Occupational Employment Statistics
NAICS 2-Digit Industry Specific Estimates, May 2010
51 Information 2,708,760
NAICS 3-Digit Industry Specific Estimates, May 2010
511 Publishing Industries, except Internet, 758,090, 28.0%
512 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries, 371,450, 13.7%
515 Broadcasting (except internet), 292,010, 10.8%
517 Telecommunications, 909,780, 33.6%
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has declared an intention to have all its proposals on intellectual property protections by the commencement of the next round of TPP talks in Vietnam June 20-24, 2011. On a fast timetable, TPP negotiators have already announced that they want to finalize TPP by the summit meetings of the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation on November 8-13, 2011 in Hawaii. The TPP will impact health, access to knowledge, and without the necessary safeguards, the right to privacy.
Pictures from the WIPO SCCR negotiations on a treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilitiesSubmitted by James Love on 19. June 2011 - 7:58
In a major breakthrough on the WIPO negotiations on copyright exceptions for persons with disabilities, at around 1pm today, a non-paper "resulting from informal discussions among Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, the European Union and its Member States, Mexico, Paraguay and the United States of America" was distributed at the WIPO SCCR 22.
A copy of the document is available here:
On 16 June 2011, Pablo Lecuona delivered the following intervention on behalf of Intervention of Unión Latinoamericana de Ciegos at SCCR 22.
Gracias señor presidente.
Lo felicito ante todo por su elección al frente de este comité. hablo en Nombre de la Unión latinoamericana de Ciegos que reúne a las organizaciones de ciegos de los 19 países de América latina.
|Members of the WBU delegation at WIPO SCCR 22|
June 16, 10 am: There are good news and less good news to report from Geneva. While overall, things have moved in positive directions, with the US and the EU engaged in very constructive negotiations with Brazil and other treaty sponsors, there are still many frustrations.
Asian Group’s Statement
22nd session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
(15-24 June 2011)
1. I have the honour to take the floor on behalf of the Asian Group.