Treaty for blind and other reading disabilities

SCCR debates way forward on new text for possible treaty for copyright exceptions for persons with disabilities

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 disabilities

Mr Chairman,

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.

Pictures from the WIPO SCCR negotiations on a treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilities

These are pictures from the WIPO negotiations on a treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilities.

Non paper distributed at SCCR 22 at 1pm on Friday, on disabilities

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:

http://keionline.org/sites/default/files/text_distributed_friday_1pm.doc

SCCR22: Intervention of Unión Latinoamericana de Ciegos (Latin American Union of the Blind)

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.

Report from SCCR 22 discussions of WIPO treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilities

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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.

SCCR 22: Opening statement of the Asian Group

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.

SCCR22: Opening statement of the Development Agenda Group

Development Agenda Group’s Statement
22nd session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
(15-24 June 2011)

Mr. Chairman,

Opening statement of Uruguay at WIPO's 22nd Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

Comité Permanente de Derechos de Autor y Conexos – SCCR 22 – OMPI - Ginebra
Intervención de la Delegación de Uruguay. Ginebra, 15 de junio de 2011.

Gracias Señor Presidente,

Señor Presidente, reciba de nuestra delegación nuestras mas sinceras felicitaciones por su designación como Presidente del Comité Permanente de Derechos de Autor y Conexos SCCR y cuente con nuestro apoyo para hacer una exitosa gestión al frente de este importante comité.

Señor Presidente:

April 2011 report on negotiations for a WIPO copyright treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilities

KEI Research Note 2011:1
April 7, 2011

Background and update on negotiations for a WIPO copyright treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilities

Introduction

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