[d@DCC] The next WIPO treaty
Chris_Brand at spectrumsignal.com
Wed Apr 14 20:00:58 EDT 2004
tells us what the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
is working on - A Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organisations,
which they'll be discussing 7-9 June this year.
Guess what ? More exclusive rights are on the table.
Article 9 seems intended to ensure that videotaping broadcasts can only
be done with the broadcasters permission.
Articles 10 and 12 are the "Making Available" right.
Article 15 sets the term of protection to at least 50 years from the date
at which the broadcast takes place. Thus we have the same problem here
that the WPPT treaty gives us for sound recordings - you get 50 years
from when you create the work, plus a further 50 years from the time
that you publish (for sound recordings) or broadcast it.
Article 18 is "Legal protection for TPMs" used by broadcasters,
explicitly including legal remedies against those who manufacture
or make available any device capable of decrypting or helping to
decrypt an encrypted program-carrying signal. Very scary.
Article 19 protects Rights Management Information, presumably including
the USA's broadcast flag.
There's also an interesting (long) paper on DRMs at
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