What’s at Stake for the Public Interest at WIPO SCCR 43?

9:00-10:30 EST | 15:00-16:30 CET
March 6, 2023  | Registration Required 

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WIPO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

American University’ Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Knowledge Ecology International and the Access to Knowledge Coalition recently hosted a technical briefing on the legal and policy issues at stake in the 43rd meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights.

The SCCR will be meeting on March 13-17, 2023. Major issues on the agenda include consideration of the Second Revised Draft Text for the WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty, Proposal by the African Group for a Draft Work Program on Exceptions and Limitations, and a Toolkit on Preservation by Cultural Heritage Institutions. Representatives of accredited public interest observers of the SCCR will provide analysis of the agenda for stakeholders, delegates and others interested in the outcomes of the SCCR.


  • Teresa Hackett, EIFL
    Brief History of the SCCR L&E Agenda 
  • Sean Flynn, American University, PIJIP
    Second Draft of the WIPO Broadcasters Treaty, Annotated
    Paper | Appendix Video
  • James Love, Knowledge Ecology International
    The Trouble With the Broadcast Treaty
    Paper | Video
  • Dick Kawooya, University of South Carolina 
    Toolkit on Preservation by Cultural Heritage Institutions 
    Paper | Video
  • Martin Senftleben, University of Amsterdam Institute for Information Law (IViR)

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