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Martín Burt’s Best Kept Secret

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It was a daring venture: Paraguay was then still under a military dictatorship and it was extremely difficult to advance social work.

Meet the Nonprofit Hero Behind the Hardware: Charles Brennick

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Charles got interested in this type of charitable work while he served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay in the early 1990s. Sharing the Knowledge.

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In the fictional "The News from Paraguay," author Lily Tuck weaves romance and imperial ambitions into an intricate and imaginative portrait of life in 19th century Paraguay. News. has the ability to move quickly! Both of these books are timely additions to the Bookshare collection

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO

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I'm here in Geneva for the 20th Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights meeting. blind TVI treaty jrandomf Twitter WIPO SCCR20

Copyright treaty in Geneva Advances!

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Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay joined together to propose that WIPO consider this treaty. Lots of excitement recently in Geneva at the World Intellectual Property Organization. I was part of an expert panel that drafted the original proposed treaty. The U.S. In the end, the conclusion was more favorable.

Authorized Entities Trusted Intermediaries

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This was first introduced (to my knowledge) in the Stakeholder's Platform discussions, which were the quickly ginned-up alternative option created in response to the original introduction at WIPO of the Treaty for the Visually Impaired ("TVI") by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay (and now co-sponsored by Mexico). The concept of TIs uses U.S.

Posts from the Skoll World Forum

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I have been blogging for Social Edge this week, and have grouped together several of my blogs from there for the Beneblog! and more.

Fascinating Meeting at the Copyright Office

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The hot topic was the proposal made by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay, for a global treaty (a treaty for which I was part of the expert drafting team). Last Friday I spent almost two and a half hours in a wide-ranging conversation with Maria Pallante of the Copyright Office (and two other folks whose full names I didn't write down).