June 14, 2011
IPA and STM have had the opportunity to review the IFLA draft treaty Version 3.0 of 5 April 2011.
IPA and STM strongly believe that addressing underlying problems and progress on practical issues would require as a first step careful factual identification and analysis. Given the diversity of issues they should be systematically grouped, the underlying facts explored and then addressed.
However, the Text presented is a forgone conclusion based on an unbalanced perspective on copyright. In its current form the Text is not a constructive basis to address concerns and does not even clearly state what these might be. Download pdf below for complete Statement.