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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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Last publication of the Peer-Reviewed WIPO Journal

WIPO had been publishing since 2009 a peer-reviewed journal produced by Sweet and Maxwell (in association with Thomson Reuters), The WIPO Journal: Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues. The December 2016 issue was the last one as WIPO announced it would cease its publication. Its editor-in-chief was Peter K. Yu, Professor of Law at Texas A&M University […]

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WIPO’s move to open access laudable among international organizations

It’s important, in the interests of transparency, accountability, and access to knowledge, that international organizations adopt open licencing of their publications and records.  WIPO’s recent move to implement a new Open Access policy puts it among the forefront of international organizations adopting Open Access policies. In 2013, Creative Commons announced a new Creative Commons licence […]

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Reports and studies from the latest SCCR meeting

Photo: WIPO – Emmanuel Berrod. As discussed in our previous post, the SCCR meeting held in November in Geneva discussed, among other topics, the limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives. Most notably, WIPO released a Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Educational Activities prepared by Professor Daniel Seng from National University of Singapore. The […]

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Open Access Policy newly implemented at WIPO

WIPO takes a step further in the promotion international access to knowledge. The organization announced this month that it is adopting an Open Access Policy in support of its commitment to the sharing and dissemination of knowledge, and to make its publications easily available to the widest possible audience. Under this policy, WIPO facilitates free […]

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