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Parliamentary questions
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17 April 2019
Question for written answer E-001910-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Julia Reda (Verts/ALE)

 Subject:  Statement by EU delegation at the 38th meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
 Answer in writing 

From 1 to 5 April 2019 the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) held its 38th meeting. The topic of the meeting was primarily the work that the Committee is preparing on limitations and exceptions for copyright. A delegation from the European Union was present. During the discussions on agenda item 7 on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, and agenda item 8 on limitations and exceptions for educational and research institutions and for persons with other disabilities, the EU representative stated that ‘[the EU] cannot support work towards legally binding instruments at the international level or any preparations on this regard’(1). Copyright exceptions and limitations are a core principle of copyright law in the EU and are fundamentally recognised by international treaties.

I would therefore like to ask the Commission the following question:
On what basis did the representative of the European Union make the above statement?

(1)38th Meeting SCCR, Wednesday 3 April 2019 — Morning Session 19’13’’ https://www.wipo.int/webcasting/en/?event=SCCR/38#demand

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