WIPO Update

Geneva, 30 November 2015 - WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement comes up with work plan

The 10th session of the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE) took place from 23 to 25 November. At the meeting, several speakers stressed that enforcing intellectual property rights is a challenge due to the lack of awareness of the consequences of infringement. Lengthy discussions on the issue took place over the three days, reflecting the different approaches on enforcement of intellectual property rights among countries.  The meeting ended with an agreement on the future work of the committee, which will focus on countries exchanging information and best practices. See the specifics of the work plan here: http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ACE-Suggested-...
 
New text for broadcasting treaty
The Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) has prepared a new consolidated text on definitions, what should be protected, and the rights to be granted to broadcasters. This text will be discussed at the next SCCR meeting, taking place from 7 to 11 December. See the text here: http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_31/sccr_31_3.pdf
 
WIPO Director of copyright resigns
WIPO Deputy Director General responsible for copyright, Anne Leer, is leaving her position. ICMP wishes her every success in her future endeavours.