The 40th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place online, due to COVID-19 restrictions, from July 27 - 31, 2020. The session will only meet for up to two hours in the early afternoon Geneva time e.g. 1 to 3 p.m.
The proposed meeting agenda will reflect the truncated format as a matter of timing, and the issues most conducive to discussion in online format. Currently, the committee is discussing two main issues: limitations and exceptions for cultural heritage institutions (libraries, archives and museums), education and persons with disabilities (other than print disabilities), and the protection of broadcasting organizations, as well as the broader role of copyright in the digital environment.
Only plenary sessions will take place, there will be no informal consultations.
EIFL will participate remotely in the session.