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The World Intellectual Property Organisation Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR)

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is a self-funding agency of the United Nations and acts as a global forum for intellectual property, services, policy, information and co-operation. WIPO's mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. WIPO's mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.     

The Scottish Council on Archives is now an accredited member of the World Intellectual Property Organisation's (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Victoria Stobo, based with CREATe at the University of Glasgow, represents the Scottish Council on Archives on the WIPO SCCR. Victoria also acts as the SCA Copyright Policy Adviser.

The SCCR meets several times a year in Geneva and is currently debating a number of copyright-related international initiatives. Information concerning the events of recent meetings of the committee can be found on this page. Further information about the SCCR can be found here