SCCR 32 Day 4 Africa Group Statement regarding support for L&E for education, research and people with other disabilities
On the last day of the SCCR 32, the group statements on the topic of education, teaching, research and people with other disabilities are not surprising. Group B and CEBS do not want to engage in normative work. Grulac and the Africa Group are eloquent and remind all of us that development depends on education and knowledge. The Africa Group is also requesting the Chair provide a chart of the issues to be duscussed as well as regional meetings on the topic.
April 28, 2016 letter regarding US Senate Finance threats over compulsory license on Novartis cancer drug patents
Update: english translation of letter now available at end this blog.
>> EIFL.NET: I will start with retracted and withdrawn works. So libraries and archives have a mandate to pre seven public record for the future. In the analog aenvironment exhaustion to the distribution right provides legal means to insure its basic operation. If an Article in a print journal is withdrawn for any reason, the library has the hard copy to preserve and provide access for research or scholarship subject to preservation exceptions.
>> SAA: Thank you, Mr. Chair. Orphan works, what an appropriate name for the stuff of everyday life that we all create? Diaries, business memos and photographs that we never bother to mark with our own names. Most of it created with no commercial intent. However, these are the very documents that make archives invaluable for research and study.
>> KEI: I wanted to just address some of the issues on the cross-border relationship with the exceptions. I know the publisher mentioned mention to three step test. There are three important exceptions that are not related to the three step test in the Berne Convention and those would be dealing with education, news of the day, public affairs, quotations, and other particular exceptions within the Berne Convention.
US on Cross-Border Uses>> UNITED STATES: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The first time I have spoken that we very much appreciate the constructive engagement of other delegations and the references to our proposals that are set forth in the high level principles and objectives at the international level for copyright exceptions for libraries and archives. And we continue to believe that this principle approach provides a good basis for moving forward and furthering the goal of improving national copyright exceptions.
KEI Statement SCCR 32 Day 4 on "Orphan works" and Libraries and Archives
I will be speaking here as a user of libraries and archives and as a user of out of print and orphan works for my past academic work and my research today.
NGOS Comments on topic 5 on parallel importations.
Day 4. May 12, 2016
April 27, 2016 Letter from Colombian Embassy regarding Senate Finance, USTR pressure on Novartis compulsory license
(More on Colombia here: http://keionline.org/colombia)
Updated to include English translation of letter. Note that KEI also has copy of the letter of April 28, 2016, reporting on the meeting with Eissenstat here.
At the end of the morning plenary, the Chair announced that the SCCR would continue in an informal setting:
Good afternoon, and thank you very much, sir.
I wanted to refer to the rights to be granted in this proposed treaty and I would like to give you an example of something that has recently happened in Colombia and how sometimes the retransmission rights can be abused.
At the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights Twenty-seventh Session in Geneva (April 28 to May 2, 2014) the discussions on the proposed broadcasting treaty included the following safeguard articles that are totally missing from today's discussions:
Presentation of the Chart prepared by the secretariat.
>> SECRETARIAT: Thank you, Mr. Chair. Indeed the chart which has been distributed deals with the -- with other issues and there are five specific issues listed on this chart. The first one refers to the beneficiaries of protection, term of protection, limitations and exceptions, technical protection measures, and rights management information.
Highlights of the discussion regarding transmission over computer network based on the second non paper (proposal by Japan)
I have received a request from KEI and I am ready to listen to their contributions at this point. KEI has the floor.
At the start of Day 2 of SCCR 32, it was clear that the Chair was hoping the committee would go into informals i.e. smaller groups with maybe only the group coordinator and a few invited delegates. No NGOs.
Here is the text under discussion (sccr/32/3)
III. RIGHTS TO BE GRANTED/PROTECTION
(1) Alternative A
(i) Broadcasting organizations shall have the right to authorize or prohibit the [simultaneous,
near-simultaneous] [and deferred] retransmission of their programme-carrying signal to the
public [[by any means] [/over any medium].