ABOUT THE RESOURCE
As an NGO accredited with permanent observer status at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), EIFL has the opportunity to make interventions at sessions of WIPO committees and meetings
EIFL advocates at WIPO for an international copyright framework that benefits libraries and the people who use libraries in developing and transition economy countries. We participate in sessions of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) that usually meets in Geneva twice a year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, just one SCCR took place each year in 2021 and 2022. In 2021, observers could only participate online. In 2022, physical participation became possible again.
We work with Member States and the WIPO Secretariat to increase understanding of library copyright issues in the digital environment and to encourage support for international copyright law reform. We also participate from time to time in other WIPO meetings, such as the annual WIPO Assemblies, and we cooperate with other NGOs on areas of common interest.
This is a collection of interventions made by EIFL at WIPO meetings in 2022.