A few months ago, Afro-Leo posted about the then-upcoming African-Arab Seminar on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions. A brief recap, the seminar was part of WIPO’s Standing Committee o n Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) on work on copyright limitations and exceptions. The December Bibliotheca Alexandrina Access 2 Knowledge (A2K) newsletter contains a very brief synopsis of the event. BA A2K’s PowerPoint presentation from the seminar is available from WIPO.
Although missing the benefit of Hala Essalmawi’s verbal presentation, the slide show provides a lot of useful information. It reviews the importance of accessible knowledge in the building of civilizations, reviews international treaties as they relate to copyright exceptions and notes a few alternatives to over-extensive copyright protection.
For those interested in more information about the Seminar and BA A2K, the last slide also provides contact information.