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WIPO Negotiators Try To Bear Down On Broadcasting Treaty

July 18, 2007

World Intellectual Property Organization officials negotiating this week on how to improve broadcasters' and cablecasters' ability to protect their signals have attempted to move into a deeper debate using an informal chair's text of a draft treaty...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation said the treaty raises fundamental questions for the rights of public and would restrict access to information in the public domain. Some broadcasters, such as from Japan, countered that absence of greater rights would weaken broadcasters and lead to less information and entertainment being made available to the public.

Thursday, January 18, 2007
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