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U.S. statement on the IGC Mandate at the 2009 WIPO General Assembly

IGC is short for "The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore. The IGC

was established by the WIPO General Assembly in October 2000 (document WO/GA/26/6) as an international forum for debate and dialogue concerning the interplay between intellectual property (IP), and traditional knowledge (TK), genetic resources, and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs)/(folklore).

The following is the statement read by the U.S. on the topic of the renewal of the IGC Mandate:

KEI general statement to 2009 WIPO General Assembly

The following is the general statement that KEI delivered to the WIPO General Assembly on September 29, 2009.


General Statement of KEI
WIPO 2009 General Assembly
September 29, 2009

ACTA

Outside of WIPO, some countries are involved in secretive negotiations on a new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). KEI asks WIPO to adopt a resolution calling for an end to the secrecy of this negotiation. Global norms for the enforcement of IP should be transparent and benefit from comments from the public before decisions are made on substantive provisions.

GRULAC intervention at 2009 WIPO GA on the SCCR

This is the intervention made by Ecuador, on behalf of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean (GRULAC) region, concerning the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) on Friday, September 25, 2009.

AG/47
Comité Permanente sobre Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos (SCCR)
Declaración GRULAC
Versión 25/Sep/2009 (13:30hs)

Gracias Señor Presidente:

Esta declaración la realizamos en nombre del Grupo de América Latina y del Caribe.

Malaysia on limitations and exceptions: WIPO 2009 General Assembly

Here is the except of Malaysia's intervention at the WIPO General Assembly made yesterday during discussion of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). This excerpt shows Malaysia's position on limitations and exceptions.

Mr. Chairman,

KEI statement to 2009 WIPO General Assembly on SCCR work program

The following is the written statement for the record that KEI has provided to the WIPO General Assembly, on the topic of the work program for the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR).


Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) recommends that the topic of the broadcast treaty be removed from the SCCR agenda, for the following reasons.

Australian intervention at 2009 WIPO GA on the SCCR

This is the intervention Australia made on agenda item 25 on the SCCR at the 2009 WIPO General Assembly. Australia supported the "the dual approach of the stakeholder's platform as well as examining the possibility of an international instrument".

Thank You Mr Chairman,

WIPO GA, September 28, 2009

Semi live blogging, for Monday (September 28), at the WIPO 2009 General Assembly

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US statement at WIPO General Assembly on SCCR

On September 28, 2009, the United States of America delivered the following intervention on agenda item 25 concerning the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at the 47 Session of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO.

US Statement
Agenda item 25
Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

General statement of Chile at 2009 WIPO General Assembly

On September 25, 2009, Chile delivered the following intervention on agenda item 5 concerning General Statements at the 47 Session of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO.

INTERVENCION CHILE AG 2009: Apertura (Punto 5) – Declaración del Embajador Mario Matus, Jefe de la Delegación chilena ante las 47ª Asambleas de la Organización Mundial de Propiedad Intelectual,
22 septiembre a 1 octubre de 2009

Señor Presidente,

WIPO GA, September 25, 2009

Semi live blogging, for Friday, at the WIPO 2009 General Assembly

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Workshops and public consultations relating to the Treaty for Reading Disabled Persons in the run up to SCCR 19

In May 2009, at the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) 18th session, the governments of Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay formally tabled a proposal (SCCR/18/5) to WIPO endorsing the World Blind Union's Treaty for Reading Disabled Persons. The States' proposal has generated a flurry of activity including meetings scheduled in Belgium, Egypt, India and the United States related to the Treaty, norm setting, orphan works and limitations and exceptions to copyright.

Group B opening statement at 2009 WIPO GA

In WIPO, Group B is a club of high income countries. This is the statement Group B delivered in the Agenda item for general statements, at the 2009 WIPO GA.

September 21, 2009

47th Series of Meetings of WIPO
Geneva, September 22 to October 1, 2009

Group B: opening statement

Mr. Chairman

Live blogging WIPO GA, September 24, 2009

WIPO has elected two vice-chairs for the GA, Tunisia and Turkey. Tunisia now chairing.

Chile made a very nice statement on the public domain, copyright L&E, and access to knowledge.

The Tunisia chair just ruled that NGOs cannot speak today, and may only submit written statements. We may have opportunity later this week. The excuse was the "long list" of NGOs, but that not true. There were only about 4 or 5 on the list, including KEI, TWN and the WBU.

U.S. general statement at 2009 WIPO GA

The following is the statement that the United States asked be included in the record for Agenda item 5 (General Statements) of the 2009 WIPO General Assembly.


World Intellectual Property Organization
Assemblies of the Member States
September 22 to October 1, 2009

AGENDA ITEM 5: General Statements

BACKGROUND:

General statement of Brazil to the 47th WIPO General Assemblies

Brazil's General Statement to the WIPO General Assemblies was delivered by H.E. Ambassador Roberto Azevedo, Head of the Delegation of Brazil. The statement broached many topics including the treaty for the sharing of accessible works for persons who are blind or have other reading disabilities, the legitimate trade of generics and the Development Agenda.

Here is an excerpt of the intervention dealing with the treaty for reading disabled persons:

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