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 Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) and the Canadian Museums Association (CMA); the scoping study on access to copyright related works by persons with disabilities; the scoping study on the impact of the digital environment on copyright legislation adopted between 2008 and 2016; and the updated study and additional analysis of study on copyright limitations and exceptions for educational activities. Other matters that will be discussed include limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, as well as a proposal from Senegal and Congo to include the Resale Right (droit de suite) in the Agenda of Future work by the SCCR.