Wednesday, June 20, 2007

WIPO Broadcasting Treaty - June 20, 2007

Not much specific news yet about today's session on the WIPO Broadcasting Treaty ...things went very late over there.

Mr. Liedes has returned from Finland and was back in the chair.

He decided to switch to an open ended informal session with governments and the European Commission - which was accepted despite protestation from India.

This effectively locked the NGOs out of the room. And means that government positions are not recorded.

This is not a very transparent way of doing things.

Reminds one of the old adage about not wanting to know too much about how laws, treaties or sausages are made.


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