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SCCR32 Day 4 Strong statement on education by the American University PIJIP

Knowledge Ecology International - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 09:25


Speaking on behalf of the American University programme on information justice and Intellectual Property. And I speak as an educator myself and also on behalf of a larger network that I coordinate called the global expert network on user rights which is a network of educators.

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SCCR 32 Day 4 Africa Group Statement regarding support for L&E for education, research and people with other disabilities

Knowledge Ecology International - Fri, 13/05/2016 - 08:40

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.

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April 28, 2016 letter regarding US Senate Finance threats over compulsory license on Novartis cancer drug patents

Knowledge Ecology International - Thu, 12/05/2016 - 16:25

Update: english translation of letter now available at end this blog.

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SCCR 32: EIFL.NET on Orphan works

Knowledge Ecology International - Thu, 12/05/2016 - 14:50

>> EIFL.NET: I will start with retracted and withdrawn works.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 If an Article in a print journal is withdrawn for any reason, the library has the hard copy to preserve and provide access for research or scholarship subject to preservation exceptions.

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SCCR 32: SAA Statement on Orphan Works

Knowledge Ecology International - Thu, 12/05/2016 - 14:40


>> 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.

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SCCR 32 KEI on Cross Border Uses

Knowledge Ecology International - Thu, 12/05/2016 - 14:21

>> 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.

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SCCR 32: US Statement on Cross Border Uses (Item 6) Libraries & Archives

Knowledge Ecology International - Thu, 12/05/2016 - 14:09

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.

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SCCR 32 KEI on Orphan Works

Knowledge Ecology International - Thu, 12/05/2016 - 14:03

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.

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SCCR 32 NGOs comments on parallel importations for Libraries & Archives

Knowledge Ecology International - Thu, 12/05/2016 - 10:29

NGOS Comments on topic 5 on parallel importations.

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SCCR 32 Day 4 Some countries statements re Libraries & Archives

Knowledge Ecology International - Thu, 12/05/2016 - 10:14
> SOUTH AFRICA: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. At the outset, South Africa supports the statement made by Nigeria on behalf of the Africa Group. 2015 was a milestone in the global calendar. We adopted agenda 2030, which outlined 17 goals which are meant to promote sustainable development, spur economic growth and create a better life for all. This was followed by the Onga high level review which affirmed the world Information Society in creating an Information Society and a knowledge economy. We called for a close alignment between WSIS and STGs.

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April 27, 2016 Letter from Colombian Embassy regarding Senate Finance, USTR pressure on Novartis compulsory license

Knowledge Ecology International - Wed, 11/05/2016 - 13:20

(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.

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SCCR 32 Day 2: Confidential Discussions re Casters' Treaty

Knowledge Ecology International - Tue, 10/05/2016 - 14:17

At the end of the morning plenary, the Chair announced that the SCCR would continue in an informal setting:

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Fundación Karisma at WIPO SCCR32 on broadcast treaty

Knowledge Ecology International - Tue, 10/05/2016 - 13:39

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.

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SCCR 32 Day 2: What is missing from the broadcasting treaty discussion?

Knowledge Ecology International - Tue, 10/05/2016 - 11:44

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:

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_27/sccr_27_2_rev.pdf

Article 2
General Principles

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SCCR 32 Day 2: Beneficiaries, Term of protection, limitations and exceptions, TPMs & DRMs

Knowledge Ecology International - Tue, 10/05/2016 - 11:27

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.

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SCCR 32 Day 2: Discussion on transmission over computer network

Knowledge Ecology International - Tue, 10/05/2016 - 11:18

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.

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