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SCCR 29: Public Interest Organizations Statements regarding the Broadcasting Treaty

Also presented during the afternoon plenary, here are 3 statements by public interest organizations, the TACD, EFF and CIS:

SCCR 29: Statements by European casters and push back by copyright owners (IFPI & FIAP)

SCCR29 At 3pm, the plenary reconvened and the NGOs made their statements regarding the rights, definitions and concepts of the proposed broadcasting treaty discussed during the informal with the help of charts.

On the public interest side we only had KEI, TACD, EFF and CIS. I will post these statements in another blog. Here are 3 statements that are good examples of what the arguments were for the broadcasters (the European Broadcasting Union) followed by the push back by the IFFPI (representing the music industry) and finally the FIAP (film industry also pushing back).

SCCR 29 December 9, 2014: 3 secret broadcasting treaty charts ?

The December 9, 2014 SCCR morning session started with the Chair's summary of yesterday informals. The delegates discussed 3 charts. The first chart called "a technological platforms chart" is supposed to clarify the scope of protection of the new instrument, the broadcasters' treaty. The second chart is called "a rights chart". And additionally, the Chair prepared a third chart which was called a definitions chart, which contained the definitions of broadcasting organization, broadcasting transmission and signal.

SCCR 29 Morning Session: Is the Broadcasting Treaty crawling back?

The morning session of SCCR 29 (Dec 8-12, 2014) ended with a coffee break which will be followed by informals (that we are not allowed to report on at this point). After the usual decisions this morning i.e, Adoption of the agenda of the twenty ninth session then Accreditation of new non governmental organizations (and yes, the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is in!) we had the Adoption of the Report of the Twenty-Eighth Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights.

What PhRMA Wants from TTIP

What PhRMA Wants from TTIP Oct 1, 2014
From the TTIP Stakeholder Forum.

Proposed Draft Conclusions regarding the Broadcasting Treaty and L&E for libraries and Archives.

Proposed Draft Conclusions regarding the Broadcasting Treaty and L&E for libraries and Archives.

At 10pm, le SCCR 28 reconvened in plenary to present the conclusions of the committee. Kenya, Brazil and India are diplomatically pushing back on nuances such as differences between "meaningful progress" or "meaningful discussions" regarding the proposed treaty for broadcasters. However, it is difficult to deny that a diplomatic conference is around the corner.

Discussions regarding exceptions for Libraries & Archives (and maybe Conclusions?) on last day of the SCCR 28

Day 5 of the SCCR 28, July 4, 291410Am to 1:15PM

Copyright exceptions for libraries: Principles or International Framework? Day 4 sccr28

SCCR 28 July 3, 2014 day 4 Plenary. 10am to 1pm
After 3 days of discussions on the broadcasters' needs and wants, today, the Committee started to discuss "objective & principles" for exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives with a presentation by the delegation of the United States.

The first topic was national exceptions followed by research and human development (next blog). This afternoon the 3rd point will be exceptions and limitations in a digital environment.

SCCR28 Day 1 Rules for Informal

Before leaving for room B with the head of the regional groups the Chair announced the schedule and the rules:

CHAIR: We are ready to move to an informal format. So we can break immediately to move to room B. And the plenary would reconvene. Since we don't have an idea of how the work is going to be developed in the room B format, we are not in condition to say that we can re initiate the plenary tomorrow morning. So we will let you know, and you will realize how the work is ongoing through this facilities that we will have here to listen that kind of work.

SCCR 28 Day 1: Selected Interventions re Technical Experts Invited to Informal Negotiations

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights: Twenty-Eighth Session
SCCR/28 June 30 to July 4, 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland)

June 30, 2014.

The Chair has decided to move the Committee to room B for informal (i.e. not public) discussions. He announced the names of 3 representatives from broadcasting organizations associations. Some delegations welcomed the technical experts selected and appointed the Chair. However, others saved the day (or the process?) by asking a few questions.

In their own words:

WIPO sccr 28 Day 1: The USA Statement re 3 topics: Broadcasting, L&E for Libraries and Education

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights: Twenty-Eighth Session
SCCR/28 June 30 to July 4, 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland)

June 30, 2014 Statements of the USA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: [...] the United States was very pleased by the progress that we made at the last session of the SCCR, and we are looking forward to continuing to move forward this week in clarifying and improving the proposals before us.

WIPO sccr 28 Day 1: The European Union Statement regarding 3 topics: broadcasting, L&E for Libraries and Education

sccr 28 Day 1: The European Union Statement regarding the 3 topics: boradcasting, L&E for Libraries and Education

WIPO SCCR28 Day 1: Support for a Broadcasting Treaty Diplomatic Conference in 2015?

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights: Twenty-Eighth Session
SCCR/28 June 30 to July 4, 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland)

June 30, 2014. Morning Session
to read the close captioning of SCCR28
password: sccr28 during the meeting
Watch live: Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights – #SCCR28

Find a few comments and selected interventions:

For expensive cancer drugs, rationing of access is not the only solution

I woke up this morning to read an article by Karol Sikora, a Dean at the University of Buckingham Medical School, about high cancer drug prices.* This quote caught my eye.

quote: "So cancer drug rationing is inevitable in all health economies – rich and poor alike. My solution is to have age limits for expensive therapies. Oncologists have been doing this covertly for the last two decades – it's now time to be explicit."

Is Resale Right on the Work Program for SCCR? Maybe.

May 2, 2014, during "other matters" to be discussed at the WIPO SCCR, some observers and delegates were a little surprised by the number of delegations who spoke in favor of adding "resale Rights" to the agenda of next SCCR sessions. However, some of the observers and delegates were not at all surprised having observed this week the diligent work of a CISAC representative with various key delegates.

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