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Teresa Hackett next to a bookshelf in the WIPO library.
20 Apr 2022
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, looks forward to the first full meeting of WIPO’s copyright committee in two years, and calls for action to support libraries before, during and after the meeting.  The 42nd session of WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related (...)
Allan Rocha and Teresa Hackett participating in a working session at the WTO Public Forum. They are seated, in front of a large screen where information / visuals are projected.
15 Dec 2021
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Teresa Hackett, EIFL’s Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, outlines the importance of access to research in managing the spread of COVID-19 in the context of stalled talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on a waiver of Intellectual Property (IP) rights. EIFL supports the proposal at (...)
View of WIPO Assemblies 2021, taken in the WIPO Assemblies Hall in Geneva. Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Emmanuel Berrod. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 IGO License.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wipo/51554156648/in/album-72157719961501234/
24 Oct 2021
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, reports on the annual WIPO Assemblies (4-8 October 2021), where she delivered online statements on behalf of EIFL on two key topics for libraries: copyright limitations and exceptions, and the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print (...)
Mr Aziz Dieng, chairing WIPO SCCR/41.
15 Jul 2021
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Teresa Hackett, EIFL’s Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, reports from the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) copyright committee that met in hybrid mode in Geneva from 28 June to 1 July. WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/41) has just held its (...)
04 Dec 2020
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Teresa Hackett, EIFL’s Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, reports from the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) copyright committee that met recently in hybrid mode in Geneva  WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/40) recently met for the first time in (...)
Dick Kawooya, School of Information Science, University of South Carolina, delivers the General Statement on behalf of EIFL at the 2020 WIPO Assemblies. The statement was pre-recorded due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
15 Oct 2020
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
Teresa Hackett, Manager of the EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme, reports on an unusual five days at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). The annual WIPO Assemblies, that usually take place over 10 days in Geneva, are busy, colourful occasions as the world’s top copyright officials (...)
Photo image, in deep pink, of the COVID-19 virus
10 Aug 2020
Posted by Teresa Hackett, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
In Part II of this two-part blog, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager Teresa Hackett examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the right to research through two key issues, text and data mining and digital preservation by cultural heritage institutions, and how (...)