The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) was established in 1998, pursuant to a decision by the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO to establish Standing Committees to take over the functions of existing committees of experts. The SCCR was “to consider emerging issues in this field,” so that “WIPO activities aimed at developing the international system for protecting copyright and related rights will be better harmonized, more thoroughly prepared and more transparent.” (SCCR/1/2). The Committee held its first session in 1998. Its 44th session will be held from November 6-8 2023.

See website for draft agenda and other items of discussion relevant to libraries, including the Report on Limitations and Exceptions, and Toolkit on Preservation. Representatives of IFLA’s Copyright & Other Legal Matters (CLM) advisory committee will be attending!