Activists Protest Proposed Changes To WIPO Broadcasting Treaty

Law360, New York (June 9, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Consumer activists are protesting a proposal currently under review by the World Intellectual Property Organization that would extend copyright protection over broadcast signals to 50 years.

WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyrights and Related Rights meets in Geneva this week to debate a consolidated text of proposals for the Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations.

The proposed text would greatly expand protection over broadcast signals from the 20 years granted to broadcasting corporations permitted under the Rome Convention.

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