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Statement of SAA Representative to WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights 31 December 2015 by
William J. Maher (w-maher at illinois.edu)
TOPIC TWO: Reproduction and Safeguarding Copies
SAVE THE DATE - 16 December 2015 - KEI workshop on a WTO Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and the copyright 3-step testSubmitted by thiru on 10. December 2015 - 9:30
On Wednesday, 16 December 2015, at the Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest (National Law University, Delhi, India), Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) will convene a workshop entitled a "WTO Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and the Three-Step Test for Copyright and Related Rights."
IFLA represented by Winston Tabb
Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) is and has been supportive of the Committee's work on access and preservation of knowledge which is important for everyone and every country.
Preservation and safeguarding copies of works is to some degree a global public good. We all want and need works to be preserved, and copyright and reproduction rights coupled with limitations and exceptions are essential.
On Thursday, 10 December 2015 South Africa made the following general intervention on copyright limitations and exceptions at WIPO's 31st session of the Standing Committee on Copyright Right and Related Rights (SCCR).
The IFJ, represented by Mike Holderness expressed some concerns regarding the new layer of rights for broadcasters and cablecasters:
> International federation of journalists: Thank you. Since this is the first time I have spoken, congratulations to the chair and the Secretariat for the excellent running of this event.
KEI has the floor.
>> KEI: Thank you Mr. Chairman. KEI would be as concerned as anyone of piracy, of content that's provided over cable systems. I think, however, it will be interesting for the association of broadcasters, the APP, if they could explain if in any of the countries where they have problems with people stealing cable signals if it's actually not already against the law to do that.
SCCR 31 Day 3 on Broadcasting. How far does the EU want to go with rights to broadcasting &cablecasting?Submitted by Manon Ress on 9. December 2015 - 3:55
(4) The provisions of this Treaty shall apply mutatis mutandis to the protection of
cablecasting organizations in respect of their cablecasts.
The North American broadcasters represented by Erica Edler
>> Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Nava represents broadcasters in North America, Canada, the United States and Mexico. I would like to thank the Chairman for his consolidated text which has served to focus discussions on some of the key issues on a new treaty for broadcasters.
>> Good afternoon. I'm speaking on behalf of electronic information for libraries, the works with libraries in developing and transitioning countries. I'd like to make a comment on the object of protection that has been under discussion here this afternoon. And the importance that any new instrument that might be created limits the object of protection to the signal and not to any underlying content.
Martin Moscoso, the Chair, invited NGOs' comments.
>> KEI: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. In listening to the conversation today and yesterday on this notion of signal versus the content, or container versus the content, it sounds appealing and people have been talking about this now for some years, the idea that you can separate the idea that there is a signal and there is content and things like that.
4pm Day 2 Paragraph 3 of Object of protection
(3) Broadcasting organizations shall also enjoy protection for simultaneous or near simultaneous retransmission by any means as if such transmission were a broadcast.
Day 2 SCCR31 Object of Protection discussion started a 12:45pm. At 1pm we left for lunch and a meeting on education.
II. OBJECT OF PROTECTION
(1) The protection granted under this Treaty extends only to broadcasts transmitted by, or
on behalf of, a broadcasting organization, but not to works or other protected subject
matter carried on them.
(2) The provisions of this Treaty shall not provide any protection in respect of mere
retransmissions by any means.
(3) Broadcasting organizations shall also enjoy protection for simultaneous or near