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Blog Entry Transcripts of Discussions at WIPO SCCR 25
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 20, 2012 last modified Dec 05, 2012 12:58 AM — filed under: , , ,
We are providing archival copies of the transcripts of the 25th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, which is being held in Geneva from November 19, 2012 to November 23, 2012.
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Blog Entry An Odia Wikipedia Workshop at Academy of Media Learning
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Nov 10, 2012 last modified Jul 17, 2013 07:06 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Odia Wikipedians were invited to Academy of Media Learning (AML), Bhubaneswar for a guest lecture and a workshop on contributing to Odia Wikipedia. The event was organised by the Centre for Internet & Society on November 10, 2012. This is a report about the activities in AML.
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Blog Entry The Hathitrust Judgment and its impact on TVI negotiations at WIPO
by Rahul Cherian published Oct 30, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Those of you who have been following my earlier posts on the WIPO negotiations on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired will remember that one of the biggest concerns of the World Blind Union on the draft wording of the Treaty was with the definition of an “authorized entity” that can undertake conversion and distribution of accessible format copies.
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Blog Entry WIPO General Assemblies Approve Road Map on Treaty for the Visually Impaired
by Rahul Cherian published Oct 11, 2012 — filed under: ,
In a significant development the 50th session of Assemblies of WIPO member states reached a breakthrough decision on how to complete negotiations on a pact to improve access to copyrighted works for the many visually impaired or print disabled people around the world.
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Blog Entry WIPO Treaty for the Visually Impaired — Moving from a Treaty on Paper to a Treaty that is Workable on the Ground
by Rahul Cherian published Sep 28, 2012 — filed under: , ,
After many years of hard lobbying by the World Blind Union, it appears that the WIPO Treaty on limitations and exceptions for visually impaired persons/persons with print disabilities (TVI) could become a reality next year. However, due to pressure from the European Union and the United States, and their insistence on several untenable provisions, there is a real risk that the TVI could become unworkable on the ground.
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Blog Entry Ring Side View : Update on WIPO Negotiations on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired
by Rahul Cherian published Aug 13, 2012 last modified Aug 13, 2012 04:34 AM — filed under: , , ,
As a legal advisor of the World Blind Union and part of the World Blind Union delegation to the 24th meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) that concluded on July 25, 2012 I had a ring side seat to the negotiations that happened between Member States in relation to the Treaty.
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US and EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 02, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Copyright fears stall talks on books being translated into braille for blind and visually impaired people in the global south.
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File WIPO SCCR 24 Post-lunch Text (July 25, 2012)
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 31, 2012 last modified Jul 31, 2012 12:34 PM — filed under: ,
This is an unedited rough transcript of the discussions at SCCR 24, which was live-streamed and made available by WIPO.
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File WIPO SCCR 24 Post-lunch Text (July 24, 2012)
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 31, 2012 — filed under: ,
This is an unedited rough transcript of the discussions at SCCR 24, which was live-streamed and made available by WIPO.
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Blog Entry CIS's Statement at SCCR 24 on Exceptions & Limitations for Libraries and Archives
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 25, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
This was the statement delivered by Pranesh Prakash on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the 24th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyrights and Related Rights on the issue of exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives.
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