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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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Upcoming agenda of next week’s SCCR meeting

Next week the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) is set to meet in Geneva, Switzerland for its 35th session from Nov. 13-17, 2017. Among the issues expected to be discussed at this meeting are the SCCR’s campaign to protect broadcasting organizations; accreditation of non-governmental organizations including the […]

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Nigeria Ratifies Copyright Treaties while the IGC Attempts to Reach Agreement on Proposals

As the UN World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) General Assembly gets underway and the budget for the upcoming biennium is determined, there are two developments that occurred during the first week of meetings that are worth mentioning: (1) Nigeria’s ratification of WIPO copyright treaties and (2) the debates surrounding the interpretation of the Intergovernmental Committee […]

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