William Lye has a comprehensive report on the conclusion of the latest round of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright – a late agreement:
- to address a proposed treaty on copyright exceptions for visually impaired persons and others; and
- for renewed focus on the rights of audio-visual performances; and
- to continue discussion on the need to protect (badly misunderstood) broadcasters.
William Lye’s report here; the Chairman’s draft conclusions here. The discussion of exceptions seems to be much broader than just rights of the visually impaired: full range of discussion papers and working materials here and here.
For some reason, the Australian government is opposed to the proposals for visually impaired persons: Nic Suzor wants to explain to you why you should do something to help change this here.