2 October 2017

IFLA represents libraries at the World Intellectual Property Organisation's Forty-Ninth General Assembly

Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General, during the WIPO General AssemblyFrom the 2nd to the 7th October, IFLA attends the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) Forty-Ninth General Assembly at its headquarters, in Geneva.

Libraries have been following the work at WIPO for many years, especially at the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related rights (SCCR), whose agenda currently focuses, among other topics, on exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives.

This week, the General Assembly will go through the work done in its committees during the last months. Through statements, IFLA will be able to welcome the work done by the delegates and the secretariat, and remind of the need to move towards effective progress on exceptions and limitations for libraries, archives and museums.

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