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

When

16 – 20 November 2020

Where

Online

IFLA will be represented by Winston Tabb (Head of Delegation), Camille Françoise (Policy and Research Officer), Stephen Wyber (Manager, Policy and Advocacy) and Micdonia Quiros (Librarian, Panama)

Description

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 that has taken place over the past few years at WIPO, and to relfect on the lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.

IFLA will engage at the meeting in order to make the case for concrete work in support of libraries and their users. The pandemic has underlined the need for laws that allow libraries to fulfil their missions online as well as off. 

WIPO has a unique role to play in providing leadership for govenrments, giving them the certainty that legislating in support of libraries and their users is both necessary and possible.

Find out more about IFLA's work around copyright and libraries

Meeting, CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, WIPO

Last update: 10 November 2020