The European Commission has published today a set of proposals to review copyright rules at EU level. This ‘copyright package’ includes two directives and two regulations. All these proposals, together with an Impact Assessment, an official press release, and other documents, can be found here.

On September 7, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry received Tunisia's instrument of ratification to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled from Ambassador Walid Doudech, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva. The Treaty will enter into force for Tunisia on December 7, 2016.

Earlier in the week, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines also joined the Treaty which will come into effect on December 5, 2016 for the island country.

As a result of a vote held on the 4th of August 2016, Algeria and Nigeria have been chosen to host two new WIPO External Offices. Algiers, Algeria will host the North African WIPO External Office while Abuja, Nigeria will host the Sub-Saharan African one.

Find here an article of the Algerian Press Service.