You Shall Not Pass! Wikimedia Foundation Denied Observer Status At WIPO
China blocked the Wikimedia Foundation’s bid for observer status at WIPO. This is the second time this has happened after the Foundation’s initial application in 2020. Wikimedia’s exclusion sets a worrying precedent and should alert European lawmakers who are concerned about the democratic governance of intergovernmental organizations. EDRi's member Wikimedia Germany sheds some light on the case.
Copyfail #2: EU’s failure to give blind people equal access to books
This article is the second one in the series presenting Copyfails. The EU is reforming its copyright rules. We want to introduce to you the main failures of the current copyright system, with suggestions on how to fix them. You can find all the Copyfails here. How has it failed? Blind and visually impaired people […]
Copyright meets broadcasting in Geneva
The 27th session of the World Intellectual Property Organization´s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) took place from 28 April to 2 May in Geneva. The Committee assessed the proposal for a Broadcasting Treaty. This initiative for a new binding global copyright treaty has been discussed at WIPO for over 10 years at […]