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AUB delegation attends WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright

The 36th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) opened on May 28, 2018 in Geneva.

The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) is represented at this important meeting by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Grégoire Ndjaka, AUB’s Executive Council second Vice-President, Mr Arthur Asiimwe, and the Director General of the Office de Radiodiffusion et Télévision du Bénin (ORTB). The Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) was set up in the 1998-1999 biennium to examine matters of substantive law or harmonization in the field of Copyrights and related fields. Copyright (or author’s right) is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works. Works covered by copyright range from books, music, paintings, sculpture, and films, to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, and technical drawings. The Committee is composed of all member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and/or of the Berne Union; and, as observers, certain member states of the United Nations (UN) which are non-members of WIPO and/or the Berne Union, as well as a number of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. The Standing Committee formulates recommendations for consideration by the WIPO General Assembly or a Diplomatic Conference. The Committee is currently engaged in discussing limitations and exceptions as well as Broadcasting organizations.

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