36th Meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights


28 May – 1 June 2018


Geneva, Switzerland


The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) is the primary forum for discussing how the copyright system around the world can best achieve its objectives. For libraries, it is the key forum for seeking global copyright reform.

The 36th session of SCCR, taking place at WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, will provide a further opportunity to make the case for a world where libraries everywhere benefit from at least a minimum set of exceptions and limitations to copyright. These provisions are essential for acts such as preservation, research copying and lending. 

IFLA has engaged for a number of years in WIPO, calling for progress which will not only help libraries in countries without adequate provisions improve, but which will also facilitate cross-border working. At the upcoming meeting of SCCR, we will be calling in particular for action plans which set out a path to a fuller understanding by all of the situation faced by our members. The meeting will also discuss education, broadcasting, and the situation of creators in a digital environment. 

Find out more about what IFLA is doing on copyright interenationally here, and watch the meeting video here (from 10am Central European Time - find out when this is for you). Follow IFLA's engagement on Twitter and Facebook.

IFLA will be represented by Winston Tabb, Head of the IFLA Delegation to SCCR; Stephen Wyber, Manager, Policy & Advocacy, and Ariadna Matas, Policy and Research Officer

Meeting, CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to knowledge, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Switzerland

Last update: 30 May 2018