Copyright Limitations and Exceptions at the World Intellectual Property Organization

Briefing and roundtable discussion on the coming work of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)

World Intellectual Property Organization Headquarters
World Intellectual Property Organization Headquarters, Geneva,Switzerland (photo: WIPO, CC-BY)

March 12, 2019 | Room: Y401
10:00-1:00 | Lunch to Follow
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World Intellectual Property Organization is currently considering two major copyright related agenda items.

  • Broadcast: The Committee is finalizing a treaty to require exclusive rights in program carrying signals. The US signaled in the last round that it was prepared to work toward a compromise position. Public interest groups have criticized the proposal in part for deficient limitations and exceptions provisions that would privilege broadcast rights over copyright.    
  • Limitations and Exceptions: The Committee is embarking on a one year series of regional meetings (April - July) and an international conference (October) to consider work toward an “international legal instrument or instruments (whether model law, joint recommendation, treaty and/or other forms)” to promote the needs of education, research, libraries, museums, archives and for people with disabilities other than vision impairments. WO/GA/41/14.

In this live and recorded session, regular observers of the SCCR will report on the state of each agenda in the SSCR, with a particular focus on the limitations and exceptions agendas. A roundtable discussion will follow.

The event is open to press and the public and a video recording will be made for live and archived viewing. RSVP is required at the link above.

AGENDA

  9:30   Registration

10:00   Welcome, Prof. Sean Flynn, American Unversity Washington College of Law

10:15   Introductory Analysis From Civil Society Observers

  • Sean Flynn, PIJIP
  • James Love, KEI
  • Krista Cox, ARL
  • Other speakers to be added.

Comments from Civil Society and Industry Experts (invited)

Discussion

1:00   Luncheon (4th Floor of Washington College of Law's Yuma Building)

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