Positive start to WIPO’s first copyright session in 2019 | EIFL
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At the opening session of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the Director General, Mr Francis Gurry, encouraged member states to consider discussions on libraries and archives not as technical issues, but to think broadly about the societal role of libraries and archives and the changing environment for knowledge distribution.
In his remarks, Mr Gurry stressed the importance of libraries and archives to humanity over several millennia, and especially now in an age where the integrity of information is often questioned. And while a treaty on libraries and archives will not solve all of the multiple issues facing libraries and archives, it will address certain parts of what is needed to determine how these institutions will function in the digital, globalized world.