Thursday, January 18, 2007

WIPO Broadcasting Treaty - Update January 18, 2006

Here's a key part of the Chairman's "non-paper" proposal today for a supposed signal based non-exclusive rights based approach:

SCCR/15/2: Article 9, 11 and 14

Rights in the Broadcast

Broadcasting organizations shall enjoy the exclusive right of authorizing:

i) the simultaneous or deferred retransmission of their broadcasts by any means, including rebroadcasting, retransmission by wire, and retransmission over computer networks; and

ii) the fixation of their broadcasts.

SCCR/15/2: Articles 10, 12, 13 and 15

Protection of Uses Following Broadcasting

Broadcasting organizations shall enjoy adequate and effective legal protection in respect of
i) the direct or indirect reproduction, in any manner or form, of fixations of their broadcasts;
ii) the making available to the public of the original and copies of fixations of their broadcasts;
(iii) the making available to the public of their broadcasts from fixations, by wire or wireless means, in such a way that members of the public may access them from a place and a time individually chosen by them; and

iv) the communiation to the public of their broadcsts, if such communication is made in places accessible to the public against payment of an entrance fee, or using very large screens in places accessible to the public, or made in a profit making purpose.

If it looks, smells and walks like exclusive copyright rights, then maybe that's what it is.

More from Manon Ress here.


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