Outcome WIPO Database meeting 17-19 September 1997


Subject: Outcome WIPO Database meeting 17-19 September 1997
From: Emanuella Giavarra (ecup.secr@dial.pipex.com)
Date: su 21 syys   1997 - 22:29:30 EEST


Dear list members,

I have just heard the outcome of the WIPO Informal meeting on Databases
of 17-19 September 1997 in Geneva from Marco Marandola, the EBLIDA
representative at this meeting.

After three days of debate, a majority of the governmental
representatives decided that more study was needed before the discussion
on a possible WIPO Database Treaty should continue. The European
Community was strongly in favour of the introduction of an international
sui generis right to protect the maker of a database from extraction and
utilization by others of the content of a database.

An overall majority of the governmental representatives urged for a
proper balance between the copyright owners and the larger public
interest, particularly, education, research and access to information.

It is unlikely that a possible WIPO Database Treaty will be adopted
before the end of this century.

Kind regards,
Emanuella Giavarra



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