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From 24 September to 2 October WIPO held its General Assemblies where all Member States gathered to discuss the full range of WIPO’s work including that of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). 

Following the progress of the SCCR committee on the Broadcasting Treaty in May this year, the General Assemblies directed the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) to make its best efforts to achieve consensus on the remaining outstanding issues during its next two meetings, and, if consensus is reached, to propose a recommendation to the 2019 WIPO General Assemblies with a date and venue for a Diplomatic Conference to adopt a Broadcasting Treaty text.

The Broadcasting Treaty has been under discussion for 20 years. Should a Diplomatic Conference be successful then a gap would be left on the SCCR agenda with many countries and pressure groups putting forward suggested agenda topics. One coalition of civil society organisations has unilateraly suggested a Treaty on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Educational and Research Activities.

The General Assemblies were also the occasion for a number of countries to sign up to WIPO treaties. These included Azerbaijan, the European Union, Japan and the United States joining the Marrakesh Treaty and India joining the WIPO Internet Treaties.

You can read the reaction of the Association of American Publishers to the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty here.

The next session of the SCCR will be held in Geneva from 26-30 November. IPA will be publishing a daily blog post as we have during previous sessions. You can read our old posts here.

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Hugo Setzer
03 July 2019
Freedom to publish
Copyright
Publishing industry

What do Kenya, Germany and Korea have in common? There are all members of IPA, and during June I had the unique opportunity to make a two-week trip to all three of them.

Michiel Kolman
26 June 2019
Freedom to publish
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion comes in many different shapes and colors and this month, Pride month in many countries, the focus will be on LGBTI+, or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex, where the plus denotes all other groups in an overall i...
Michiel Kolman
24 April 2019
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
Arguably a forerunner in making progress on the topic of inclusion and diversity, the UK Publishers Association began their journey with a landmark report on the diversity of the UK publishing industry in 2017. They have just released their findings ...
Anne Bergman-Tahon
17 April 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
558 days after it was proposed by the European Commission on 15 September 2016, the Members of the European Parliament adopted on Tuesday 26 March, the compromise text on copyright in the digital single market (the market we all share as Europeans th...
James Taylor
05 April 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry

Friday at SCCR 38 was for “other matters” – copyright in the digital environment, resale right and theatre directors. 

James Taylor
04 April 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry

Following Wednesday’s jam-packed day of presentations and side-events, you could feel a drop in energy in the chamber today as a number of reports were presented.

James Taylor
04 April 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
Wednesday morning, before the start of the WIPO plenary session, IPA had two important meetings. Firstly, we were invited to take part in a regular briefing that the US delegation offers particular stakeholders at every SCCR. Secondly, IPA then met w...
James Taylor
02 April 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
The second day of the 38th session of the WIPO SCCR, began with the regular meeting the IPA organizes on Tuesday morning for the representatives of the Creative Sector Organisations Group that we coordinate. On the 13th floor...

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