Archive | October, 2013

WIPO Elections Update: The Campaign Begins

It was amidst a backdrop of growing tensions and difficult negotiations at this year’s General Assembly that the 2014 process of electing the WIPO Director General officially began. Two candidates have been formally nominated for the position thus far: current incumbent Director General Francis Gurry from Australia, and Deputy Director General Geoffrey Oneayama from Nigeria.

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A closer look at the 2013 GA: The CDIP

If you were following this year’s General Assembly, all the way to its confused and ultimately unsatisfactory end, then you’re well aware that a number of issues currently remain unresolved at WIPO. The assemblies of Member States will reconvene later this year in an attempt to bridge gaps, and find resolutions to the issues looming […]

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Three Important Documents to be Discussed at the 26th Session of the SCCR

Although our last post regarding the agenda for the 26th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) provided a broad overview of the issues to be discussed at this December’s session, we decided that in order to provide more in depth coverage regarding the texts that are on the agenda, a […]

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What’s on the Agenda at the 26th Session of the SCCR

Currently, when looking at the agenda for the 26th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) one can see three items of importance that are to be discussed this December 16th to the 20th .  These are: the protection of broadcasting organizations, limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, and limitations […]

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What Happened at the 25th Session of the SCCR?

As September closes and October fast approaches, so too does the date for the next session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR).  Although the 26th session is not going to be held until December 16th to 20th of this year, many member states have reportedly already begun preparing for the meeting.  […]

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