Day: October 10, 2013

Dr Ficsor on the Marrakesh TreatyDr Ficsor on the Marrakesh Treaty



Dr Mihály Ficsor, one of the leading experts on international copyright and the former Deputy Director General of WIPO, has published a comprehensive commentary on the Marrakesh Treaty for access to works for the visually impaired. His synopsis of the paper is as follows:

The Introduction to the Commentary points out that the limitations and exceptions foreseen in the Treaty – as also proved by the WIPO-Unesco Model Provisions adopted in 1982 (under the chairmanship of the author of the Commentary ) – may also be applied (and, in many countries, are applied) on the basis of the existing copyright treaties in accordance with the three-step test.

UGC under Canadian copyright law: does the exception conform to international law?UGC under Canadian copyright law: does the exception conform to international law?



IP Osgoode held a symposium today on the topic of User Generated Content under Canadian Copyright Law. I had the pleasure to speak on the topic “Is the UGC exception in conformity with international treaty standards?” My slides are set out below. Videos of the presentation are available at the IPOsgoode site.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-10-09Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-10-09