In a new EIFL Blog Post, Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, provides a look at what took place during the recent WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) 36th Session.
From the EIFL Blog Post:
During SCCR/36, member states approved an action plan on libraries, archives, museums, and education, delegates heard about the ‘teachers’ dilemma’ for quality education, NGOs issued an open letter to negotiators on the proposed broadcast treaty, and the Secretariat held a consultation meeting on the WIPO Good Practice Toolkit for CMOs.
For libraries, the main focus at SCCR/36 was to secure agreement on a draft action plan on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives for the biennium 2018-2019. The goal of the plan is to support work on libraries and archives at SCCR.
EIFL welcomes the action plan (SCCR/36/7) adopted by member states after almost two days of negotiation. The plan, that builds on prior work of the Committee, features additional research and new activities with timelines for reporting back to SCCR. It intends to provide the Committee with suggestions for areas where international cooperation is needed.
Direct to Action Plan on Libraries, Archives, Museums, And Education
4 pages; PDF.
Direct to SCCR/36 Website and Documents