Protection Of Broadcasting Organisations On Firmer Ground At WIPOPublished on 18 December 2013 @ 7:18 pm
By Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch
World Intellectual Property Organization member countries worked this week to find a common understanding of the functions of a potential new treaty protecting broadcasting organisations. Over two days, they tackled definitions, beneficiaries and scope of the new instrument with some success. One of the issues related to whether or not the treaty should cover transmission over the internet, and new proposals arose during the week.