- Something happened at the end of Day 2 of SCCR 30!
- Statement of India at SCCR 30 on WIPO broadcasting treaty
- SCCR 30 The European Union on the Broadcasting treaty (thumbs up) and the L&E (thumbs down)
- SCCR30 Is the (zombie) broadcasting treaty back?
- My question to WIPO, regarding the lack of balance in SCCR 30 presentations on broadcast treaty
- SCCR 30 June 29: Agenda for the week and Group Statements re Broadcasting and L&Es
- Among House Democrats supporting Fast Track, 24 of 28 received money from drug and medical device PACS
- FOIA regarding General Electric's lobbying of USTR to oppose WIPO Treaty for the Blind.
- WTO TRIPS Council June 2015: Norway's statement on Non-Violation and Situation Complaints
- TRIPS Council June 2015: Norway provides unequivocal support of LDC Group request for extension of the transition period
From 19-23 July 2010, WIPO has convened an Intersessional Working Group to examine a WIPO document on 'Revised Provisions for the Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions/Expressions of Folklore' (WIPO/GRTKF/IC/17/4).
The July 1, 2010 ACTA text includes several provisions that would set global norms for damages, including most importantly, on pages 6 and 7, Article 2.2 on Damages. Also relevant are the provisions in Article 2.X on General Obligations with Respect to Enforcement, on page 5.
From the July 1, 2010 text of ACTA:
Article 2.X Injunctions
This week, the European Commission conducted two briefings for members of the European Parliament.
On Monday, July 12, members of the European Parliament's INTA Committee (Committee on International Trade) were briefed by EU ACTA negotiators Luc Devigne and Pedro Valesco in a private, closed meeting.
Today, July 13, Karel De Gucht, EU Commissioner for Trade held a public briefing in the LIBE Committee (Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs). The video is now available here
WIPO documents related to the April 25-28, 1988 session of the Committee of Experts on Measures Against Counterfeiting and Piracy are available here.
The consolidated file includes an agenda, a February 18 document on "Model Provisions for National Laws" (document C&P/CE/2), a February 18 memorandum on "Provisions in the Paris, Berne and Neighboring Rights Conventions" (document C&P/CE/3), and a report of the meeting that was adopted on April 28, 1988.
The July 23, 1990 draft of the TRIPS Agreement contained the following proposal to deal with trade in counterfeit and pirated goods.
1B.1 Desirous of providing for adequate procedures and remedies to discourage international trade in counterfeit and
pirated goods while ensuring an unimpeded flow of trade in legitimate goods;
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.