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WIPO SCCR/43: Copyright Limitations & Exceptions work program approved

Following an eventful week of discussions, the 43rd meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/43) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ended with several advances important for libraries. IFLA was proud to join partner organisations in attended as an observing organization. Read More

  • News
  • 24 March 2023

10 years into the Marrakesh Treaty: what does the data say?

With key copyright decision-makers meeting this week in Geneva at WIPO, we are happy to follow up on our report with an overview of country-by-country implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty with an analysis of the data as a whole. This demonstrates both the effectiveness of international action in driving national change, and the fact that most countries have sought to maximise the possibilities created to provide access for persons with print disabilities.  Read More

  • News
  • 14 March 2023

Practicality and ambition: a look ahead to the 43rd meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

From 13-17 March, the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s lead body focused on copyright – the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights – will meet in Geneva. Key discussions include the presentation of a toolkit on preservation, and discussions on facilitating cross-border working. IFLA will be there to represent the needs and interests of libraries. Read More

  • News
  • 08 March 2023

Engaging meaningfully in WIPO: does it matter for librarians in Sub-Saharan Africa?

This webinar seeks to educate librarians in Sub-Saharan Africa to understand what their roles are relating to copyright and neighboring rights issues and how to engage in and around WIPO organized events. More importantly, engaging meaningfully with in-country stakeholders on copyright, in order to push for rights that matter to libraries in sub-Saharan Africa, should arguably be a key part of library advocacy in general. Read More

  • Events
  • 22 November 2022

40th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

The 40th meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place on 16-20 November 2020 in virtual format.  As the first meeting of the Committee in over a year, it is an opportunity both to catch up on the work… Read More

  • Events
  • 10 November 2020

Get Into… Guides

A key part of IFLA’s advocacy work is our engagement with international organisations and processes. These provide an opportunity to underline the role of libraries and call for laws, recommendations and research which can be used in national advocacy. Yet often, these processes are not limited to… Read More

  • Publications
  • 21 October 2020