Important deliberations at WIPO in Geneva

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Jim Fruchterman, founder of Benetch, is blogging and tweeting from Geneva this week:

I'm here in Geneva for the 20th Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights meeting. This is the international forum for discussing copyright issues, and it is the body considering the Treaty for the Visually Impaired (TVI)...

Hot issue this week are the now four proposals on solving the problem of access to print by people with print disabilities globally:

  • The TVI: the treaty sponsored originally by the World Blind Union and supported at WIPO by Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Mexico. [I was one of the co-drafters of the treaty language]
  • The U.S. draft Joint Recommendation
  • The EU draft Joint Recommendation
  • The African broader Treaty draft
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http://benetech.blogspot.com/2010/06/standing-committee-on-copyright-and.html

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