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FW: IFLA Position on Geneva Declaration on the Future of WIPO <fwd>

Im Namen des IFLA Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters möchte ich
auf das Positionspapier "Geneva Declaration on the Future of WIPO" hinweisen.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Dr. Harald Müller

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law
and International Law / Library
Im Neuenheimer Feld 535; D-69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 482 219; Fax: +49 6221 482 593
Mail: hmueller@xxxxxxx
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Date:	Wed, 29 Sep 2004 11:06:48 -0400
From:	Winston Tabb <wtabb@xxxxxxx>
To:	ifla-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:	IFLA Position on Geneva Declaration on the Future of WIPO

In recent weeks IFLA, through its Committee on Copyright and Other Legal
Matters, IFLA has been actively engaged with a large number of organizations
and individuals in preparing a Declaration on the Future of WIPO.  This
Declaration is being published today in Geneva timed to coincide with the
opening of the WIPO General Assembly.
Our collective concern is that WIPO has thus far inadequately protected and
promoted the balance between users and owners of information that is
fundamental for fair and effective intellectual property regimes.
IFLA's position paper highlights adverse ways in which libraries and our users
have been particularly affected by the direction that WIPO and its member
states have taken in the past 30 years.  We urge you to familiarize yourself
with this statement, and to use it to inform your own governments about
changes we want them to help us make in the future directions of WIPO.
The Declaration (in English, French and Spanish) and list of charter
signatories can be found at

Winston Tabb
Dean of University Libraries and Sheridan Director
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. charles St., MSEL
Baltimore, MD  21218
410-516-5080 (fax)

Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.