[A2k] October 3-4, 2018: Appraising the WIPO Broadcast Treaty and its Implications on Access to Culture

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Wed Oct 3 00:22:56 PDT 2018


October 3-4, 2018: Appraising the WIPO Broadcast Treaty and its
Implications on Access to Culture
Posted on October 3, 2018 <https://www.keionline.org/29025> by Thiru

*October 3-4, 2018*
*Graduate Institute, C1*

KEI is hosting a 1.5 day seminar on the WIPO broadcasting treaty October
3-4, 2018, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development
Studies (IHEID), which is walking distance from WIPO. For those interested
in attending this seminar, please contact Thiru Balasubramaniam at thiru
[at] keionline.org

This seminar will be webcast.

Links to the webcast can be found here:

October 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYcvaeyS04k
October 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC5AdokTF2o

The seminar will begin on Wednesday afternoon, October 3rd, and will
continue all day Thursday, October 4th. The meeting will feature speakers
with diverse perspectives. The first day afternoon program will provide an
overview of the treaty and the issues the proposed treaty raises for
copyright holders and the public, including a keynote address by Professor
Bernt Hugenholtz. The keynote address will then be followed by a panel that
summarizes the Chair’s text and provides context, such as the history of
the negotiations.

The second day will feature four panel discussions. The first three panels
will address specific issues in the draft treaty as described in the recent
SCCR text SCCR/36/6.[1] The last panel on October 4th will offer
reflections on the discussions from a variety of perspectives.

Each of the panels will feature experts and stakeholders who have diverse
views, and will have sufficient time for the audience to engage the panel

*Wednesday, October 3, 2018*

*14:30 – 16:00 Keynote address followed by discussion*

*Implications of the WIPO Broadcast Treaty on Access to Culture*– Professor
Bernt Hugenholtz, University of Amsterdam

16:30 – 16:50 *Presentation of proposed WIPO Treaty for the Protection of
Broadcasting Organizations*– Carole Croella, World Intellectual Property

16:50 – 18:00 *Panel 1: The history and context of the negotiation*

Viviana Munoz, South Centre
Thiru Balasubramaniam, Knowledge Ecology International
Heijo Ruijsenaars, European Broadcasting Union

Moderator: James Love, Knowledge Ecology International

End of day one

*Thursday October 4, 2018*

*10:00 to 11:15 Panel 2: Rationale, Beneficiaries and Scope*

Panel members will be asked to address four questions: (1) what is the
rationale for the treaty, (2) who will be the beneficiaries, (3) to what
degree will the treaty be applied to works that are distributed on the
Internet, and (4) how realistic is it to limit the beneficiaries to one
group of publishers based upon the ownership of a broadcast license?

Hannu Wager, World Trade Organization
Heijo Ruijsenaars, Chairman of the World Broadcasters Unions’ working group
Dr. Peter Munkacsi, Ministry of Justice, Hungary
Anubha Sinha, Centre for Internet and Society
James Love, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)

Moderator: Teresa Hackett, Electronic Information for Libraries

*Break 11:15 to 11:40 *

*11:40 to 13:00 Panel 3: Rights Granted, Term of Protection, and Impact on
Public Domain*
Cristiana Gonzalez, CNTR. | Centro: tecnologia, espaços, políticas públicas
Ryan Merkley, Creative Commons
Ariadna Matas, International Federation of Library Associations and
Amalia Toledo, Karisma Foundation

Moderator: Priscilla Yap, Permanent Mission of Malaysia

Panel members will be asked to address four questions: (1) what rights
should be granted, (2) what is the proposed term of protection for a
“signal” and will a durable term create perpetual rights in works, (3) how
will the treaty impact copyright holders economic rights, and (4) what are
the consequences for the public domain?

*Break for Lunch *

*14:30 to 16:00 Panel 4: Limitations and Exceptions to Rights*
Panel members will be asked to evaluate the proposed limitations and
exceptions in SCCR/36/6 as well as propose alternatives, and if the need
for exceptions expand with broader and more durable rights?

Teresa Hackett, Electronic Information for Libraries
Sean Flynn, American University Washington College of Law
Teresa Nobre, Communia
Felipe Saona, Alliance of Ibero-American Broadcasters for Intellectual

Moderator: Thiru Balasubramaniam

*Break 16:00 to 16:30 *

*16:30 to 18:00 Panel 5: Closing Reflections on the Proposed Broadcasting
Viviana Munoz, South Centre
Cauê Fanha, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the World Trade Organization
Erry Prasetyo, Permanent Mission of Indonesia
James Love, Knowledge Ecology International

Moderator: TBD

Note [1] Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, Thirty-Sixth
Session Geneva, May 28 – June 1, 2018, SUMMARY BY THE CHAIR. 7. Discussions
based on document SCCR/35/12 and document SCCR/ 36/5 were held in informal
sessions of the Committee. These discussions were instrumental in helping
to clarify various technical issues and delegations’ positions with a view
to achieving a common understanding on definitions, object of protection,
right s to be granted and other issues. Following these discussions, the
Chair prepared document SCCR/36/6 to reflect his understanding of the state
of discussion.

Thiru Balasubramaniam
Geneva Representative
Knowledge Ecology International
41 22 791 6727
thiru at keionline.org

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