Thursday, May 28, 2009

Obama Admin Seeks Blocking WIPO Treaty for Blind



Jamie Love is reporting from WIPO that:
This evening the United States government, in combination with other high income countries in "Group B" is seeking to block an agreement to discuss a treaty for persons who are blind or have other reading disabilities.
Disappointing but not surprising. Not exactly "change."

We'll have to wait to see where Canada stands on this.

PS:

I've just discovered a tweet from Manon Ress from a few hours ago that says:
Canada is opposing the treaty for the reading disabled.
I hope she's wrong, but I can't recall that she has ever been wrong before on these kind of things. Maybe there's more to this than meets the eye. Let's hope.

HK

PS - May 29, 2009 7:45 AM - Jamie Love tweets that "
WIPO #sccr18: Group B acting badly on treaty: EU plus Australia,Canada,Japan,New Zealand,Norway,Switzerland,the Holly See,United States"

PS: Cory Doctorow @ BoingBoing says "
Update 3: Canada is upset with me. That's fine, I'm upset with Canada."

PS: This is going to be the first seriously Twittered SCCR. For those with accounts, check out "#sccr18"

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