April-June, 2006. Patricia Akester, Cambridge University.
The Draft WIPO Broadcasting Treaty and Its Impact on Freedom of Expression.
February 20, 2006. Meeting at the National Academies of Sciences.
Public Symposium on the Proposed WIPO "Webcasting Treaty."
This page contains
links to audio webcasts of each person who spoke at the symposium.
January 13, 2006. Andy Oram in the O'Reilly Network.
The Problem with Webcasting.
September 2005. Digital Media Association.
International Broadcast Anti-Piracy Treaty Progresses.
April 8, 2005. UNESCO. Item 65 of the Provisional Agenda of the 171st Session
of the Executive Board.
Protection of the Rights of Broadcasting Organizations.
Report on the Draft WIPO Broadcasting Treaty
by Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Dev Gangjee,
Tatyana Nikiforova, Tina Piper (Graduate students in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford),
The report deals with four key areas. First, it argues that the
over-propertization of broadcast rights through the treaty may lead to a
tragedy of the anticommons,
or the under-use of the resources in question. Second, the report shows
that contrary to the impression created by the Draft Treaty, many of the
proposals for the new treaty are in fact significant changes from the
existing treaty regime. Of particular concern is the extension of term
to 50 years, a period that is hardly justifiable as necessary for
broadcasters in order to recoup their investment. Third, the report
argues by analogy to the struggles to create a workable database right
that close consideration must be given to proposals to extend the scope
and term of rights broadcast rights that are protected by other regimes.
Finally, the report interrogates the strategy of using WIPO as the forum
for the negotiation of this treaty given its constitutional mandate to
promote intellectual property, its funding structure and its limited means
for engaging broader stakeholders in policy development.
December, 2003, CRA Briefings
WIPO Discusses Broadcasters' Treaty.
June, 2003. Bob Roback, General Manager, Music, Yahoo Inc.
A Webcasters Point of View.
This links to a PDF file of Power Point Slides. To hear the
audio from the presentation, click
November, 2000. Ogawa, Megumi,
"The WIPO Background Discussion of the Proposed 'Broadcasters' Treaty' and
Its Implications for the Domestic Law of Australia and Japan"
. Transactions of
Information Processing Society Japan, Vol. 43,.