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WIPO/SCCR

IFRRO Opening Statement at WIPO Diplomatic Conference for Persons with Print Disabilities
Submitted by jboyd on Thu, 20/06/2013 - 04:30

At the Opening Session of the Diplomatic Conference to conclude a Treaty to facilitate Access to Published Works by Persons with Print Disabilities, which is taking place from 17-28 June in Marrakesh/Morocco, IFRRO highlighted that an international treaty as an outcome of this Conference should address the specific concerns raised by the print disabled community, and, at the same time, uphold the copyright principles. Enabling and encouraging all stakeholders to work together is indispensable to achieve wide access to accessible works and accessible format copies across borders.

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IFRRO Statement at WIPO SCCR Special Session (February 2013) on Exceptions and Limitations for Persons with Print Disabilities
Submitted by veraliah on Wed, 27/02/2013 - 16:11

As not all WIPO Member States have ratified the international copyright treaties, IFRRO’s statement highlighted the reference to the three-step test, in order to create an appropriate balance between rights of rightholders and user requirements with respect to the making available and distribution of works. In addition, exceptions in favour of the print disabled should be made subject to copies not being commercially available, which is particularly important with respect to the cross-border transfer of accessible format copies.

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IFRRO Statement to WIPO SCCR/25 (November 2012) on Exceptions and Limitations for Educational and Research Institutions
Submitted by jboyd on Mon, 26/11/2012 - 12:27

IFRRO’s statement emphasized that appropriate access to copyright works, including adequate teaching material, is a question of building apposite infrastructures and sustaining the development of good teaching material and other copyright works. Therefore it is indispensable that carefully framed narrow exceptions, to allow certain limited uses in libraries and education, are complemented by access to material through contracts with rightholders directly and their representatives, supplemented by collective rights management

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IFRRO Statements to WIPO SCCR/25 (November 2012) on Exceptions and Limitations for persons with Print disabilities
Submitted by jboyd on Mon, 26/11/2012 - 12:21

IFRRO’s statements emphasized the importance of abiding by the 3 step test of the Berne Convention and that the making and cross-border transfer of copies or files under an exception should be made subject to there being no copies obtainable through ordinary commercial channels.
 

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IFRRO's statements on Education to the WIPO SCCR 12 and 19 July 2012
Submitted by jboyd on Tue, 31/07/2012 - 14:22

In its statements on Education, inter alia, IFRRO emphasised that, more than copyright and exceptions and limitations issue, appropriate access to adequate teaching material is a question of building apposite infrastructures and sustaining the development of good teaching material. Material founded in local culture and traditions must be available to appropriately adapt to local and special user needs.

IFRRO statements are available here (SCCR_July12_Statement17July) and here (SCCR_July12_Statement19July).

IFRRO General Statement to the WIPO SCCR 16-25 July 2012
Submitted by jboyd on Tue, 31/07/2012 - 14:15

IFRRO submitted that overbroad exceptions that conflict with normal exploitations of the works or broadening exceptions without providing remuneration to authors and publishers, would act as a disincentive to and have a negative impact on the continued creation and commissioning of works for the educational market. Both developed and developing societies would suffer from it. Access to copyright material through agreements with rightholders and RROs is what best meets the needs of educational institutions to legally access high quality teaching material in constantly changing environments. RROs also began their activities in response to requests from educational institutions for the licensing of large scale copying of copyright works for teaching and research purposes, and educational institutions continue as the main beneficiaries of their services. The statement also made reference to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which gives everyone “the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author”.

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IFRRO Statement to WIPO SCCR 19 June, 2011
Submitted by jboyd on Fri, 24/06/2011 - 17:28

Magdalena Vinent, IFRRO President made a statement on IFRRO’s behalf at the WIPO SCCR on 19 June 2011.

IFRRO acknowledged the efforts by the drafters of the document to reach a consensus solution regarding a WIPO instrument to enable effective access to copyright works by persons with reading impairment but proposed a few modifications to the draft text on a WIPO instrument.

These included the suggestion that the text should clearly link the instrument to the Berne Convention and in particular to its Article 9.2 and the 3 steps test, which needs to be maintained as the general basis for the establishment of an exception in national legislation.

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IFRRO Statement to June 2010 meeeting of WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)
Submitted by James on Wed, 23/06/2010 - 07:53

The SCCR meeting from June 21-24, 2010 considered four  proposals aimed at creating an enabling legal environment for better access to copyright-protected works for reading impaired persons – one from Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay and three others from the African Group, the US and the European Union. Despite lengthy negotiations, it was not possible for delegates to agree on wording for final conclusions.

IFRRO's position, in a statement to the meeting from CEO Olav Stokkmo, supported an instrument of the character of enabling legal environment as proposed by the EU, i.e. a joint recommendation, with content along the lines with what has been proposed by the EU and the US.

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Conclusions of the 18th session of SCCR, Prepared by the Chair
Submitted by admin on Sat, 29/05/2010 - 05:57

 Conclusions of the 18th Session of SCCR, Prepared by the Chair

 

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IFRRO Statement May 2009, 18th Session of the SCCR, Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
Submitted by admin on Mon, 25/05/2009 - 05:55

 IFRRO Statement May 2009, 18th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)

 

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Draft Report, including IFRRO proposal for a stakeholder platform for the visually impaired
Submitted by admin on Wed, 25/03/2009 - 07:11

 Draft Report, including IFRRO proposal for a stakeholder platform for the visually impaired

 

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Conclusions of the SCCR, Prepared by the Chair
Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/11/2008 - 07:09

 Conclusions of the 17th session of SCCR November 2008, Prepared by the Chair

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Joint Position Paper presented at the SCCR in November 2008
Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/11/2008 - 07:13

 Joint Position Paper presented at the SCCR in November 2008

 

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IFRRO Statement November 2008, 17th Session of the SCCR
Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/11/2008 - 07:01

 IFRRO Statement November 2008, 17th Session of the SCCR

 

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Conclusions of the SCCR, Prepared by the Chair
Submitted by admin on Wed, 12/03/2008 - 07:18

 Conclusions of the 16th Session of SCCR March 2008, Prepared by the Chair

 

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IFRRO Statement March 2008, 16th Session of the SCCR
Submitted by admin on Tue, 11/03/2008 - 07:15

 IFRRO Statement March 2008, 16th Session of the SCCR

 

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