[A2k] Status Update on Progress in Past Few Hours

Pranesh Prakash pranesh at cis-india.org
Wed Jul 25 10:27:47 PDT 2012


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This is what Trevor Clarke, the Assistant Director General of WIPO just
reported:

Ladies and gentlemen, you would recall that the Chair had promised to
reconvene the plenary at 7:00.

That of course was a ambitious expectation, and true to form, we are not
yet ready.

Reasonable progress has been made. The negotiators upstairs have
completed the general text. They have completed the text on the education
piece.
They are just about completing the text on the libraries piece. So there
is only the broadcasting, the VIP, visually impaired piece of the text,
and this is the conclusions that I'm talking about. Just the VIP piece,
and the broadcasting piece, and then there would be the piece about the
stakeholders platform, and the piece about the Development Agenda.

Those two last pieces wouldn't take more than two, three minutes.

I do expect that there will be a lot of discussion on the visually
impaired piece, the exceptions and limitations on visually impaired.
So my guess would be another hour and a half. And that's a real guess,
not a educated guess. Maybe a uneducated guess. But seriously, another
hour and a half, we could possibly be two hours. But my guess, let's say,
another hour and a half.


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