Open letter from NGOs on the proposed WIPO broadcast treaty

EIFL joins an open letter to WIPO negotiators setting out key concerns on the proposed WIPO treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations

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Position paper & statement
AUTHOR:
Various
DATE:
May 2018
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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At the 36th meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the global body that sets international copyright law and policy, EIFL joined an open letter to member state delegates outlining key concerns that have not been adequately addressed in a proposed international treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations under negotiation at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The civil society letter from sets out eight areas of concern in the draft treaty text including an overlong long term of protection, weak limitations and exceptions, danger of overspill to works in the public domain or to works that are openly licensed, confusion on an ever-expanding definition of beneficiaries, and confusion on expanding objects of protection.

For more information, read EIFL’s report from SCCR/36 ‘Action at WIPO!’