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    Possible Copyright Treaties Brewing at WIPO

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    Wednesday June 15, 2011
    IP Watch provides a preview of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights session that starts today in Geneva, noting several potential treaties that are up for discussion.
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    Canadian Leadership at WIPO Copyright Committee?

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    Tuesday March 04, 2008
    Sources this afternoon from Geneva indicate that there is talk of Canada putting itself forward for the chair position of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights.  This position is absolutely critical to international copyright policy matters as the broadcast treaty, development agenda, and work on limitations and exceptions all flow through the committee.  Canadian officials have frequently faced criticism for bringing a large delegation to Geneva but remaining relatively quiet.  If these rumours are true, this provides an opportunity for leadership on key international copyright matters that would allow the government to point to its international activities as evidence that it is engaged on copyright.  Stay tuned.

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