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Copyright Exceptions and Data Mining

On July 5th, 2018, we had the opportunity to interview two esteemed individuals within the field of copyright—Dr. Jane Secker and Mr. Chris Morrison. Dr. Secker is a senior lecturer in educational development at City, University of London and Mr. Morrison is the copyright software licensing and information services policy manager at the University of […]

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Recap of the 35th session of the IGC

Rice field in Madagascar (Photo: UN Photo/Lucien Rajaonina). From March 19th to 23rd, 2018, the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) IGC met for its 35th session in Geneva, Switzerland. The Draft Agenda for the session outlines the tentative topics of discussion, such as an update on the operation of the Voluntary Fund pertaining to the […]

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Interview with Ms. Teresa Hackett

Last week we had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager at Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The Copyright and Libraries programme aims to build capacity of […]

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Recap of the 35th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)

From November 13-17, 2017, the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) SCCR met for its 35th session in Geneva, Switzerland. The Draft Agenda for the session outlines the various topics and objectives that were to be discussed at these meetings. The most pressing and longstanding of these topics was the protection of broadcasting organizations and the […]

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Upcoming agenda of this week’s CDIP meeting

This week the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) will be meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for its 20th session from November 27 to December 1, 2017. Among the topics expected to be discussed at this meeting are the appointment of an Acting Vice-Chair; adoption of the Draft Report of […]

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