ABOUT THE RESOURCE
At WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/42) that took place in May 2022, the Committee agreed that the Chair would revise document SCCR/42/3, the Revised Draft Text for the WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty, for further consideration at SCCR/43, based on comments, suggestions and questions from delegations.
EIFL submitted comments and suggestions focussing on Limitations and Exceptions (Article 10). To ensure fair access to copyright-protected content for social, educational and public interest reasons, EIFL believes that Article 10 must be significantly strengthened.
EIFL proposes replacing the existing Article 10 with a new set of mandatory exceptions for uses including preservation, teaching and research, general purposes such as fair practices or dealings. In recognition of the digital environment, it protects the exceptions from being overridden by terms in contracts, or technological protection measures.