23 November 2011

IFLA Delegation Meets WIPO Director General Francis Gurry

Library and archive delegation meets WIPO Director General M. Francis Gurry

Library and archive delegation meets WIPO Director General M. Francis Gurry

A delegation from the world’s leading library and archive organisations held a meeting with WIPO Director General Francis Gurry on Tuesday afternoon.

IFLA President Ingrid Parent, and President of the International Council on Archives (ICA) Martin Berendse, along with IFLA Secretary General Jennefer Nicholson, Chair of the UK’s Library and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) Tim Padfield and Head of the Library Delegation to WIPO, Winston Tabb, discussed the copyright issues facing libraries and archives with the WIPO DG.

The delegation also discussed joint IFLA and WIPO initiatives, like the conference series “Enhancing the Culture of Reading and Books in the Digital Age: Copyright as a Means to Foster Creativity and Access” which took place already twice, in Frankfurt, Germany (2009) and in Tokyo, Japan (2010). The next conference is planned to be held in Kenya in 2012.

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