Director, Copyright Law Division, Copyright and Creative Industries Sector, WIPO
Michele Woods is the Director of the Copyright Law Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). She leads the Division in supporting WIPO Member States in activities related to the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) as well as assisting Member States with becoming party to and implementing WIPO copyright and related rights treaties and updating national copyright and related rights laws. Michele serves as Secretary of the SCCR and the Marrakesh and Beijing Treaty Assemblies, overseeing the work of the Secretariats for these bodies. She was the Secretary for the Diplomatic Conferences that adopted the texts of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances in June 2012 and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled in June 2013. Before joining WIPO, Michele was the Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs in the United States Copyright Office.