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Encyclopedia > WIPO Protection of Broadcasting Organizations

The Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations (or the WIPO Broadcasting Treaty) was first developed by members of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in order to provide media organizations copyright protection for all their broadcasts. Headquarters in Geneva The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations. ... The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations, and has as its core objectives the promotion of creative intellectual activity and the facilitation of the transfer of technology related to intellectual property to the developing countries in order to accelerate economic, social...


Current status

Between May 1 and May 5, 2006, the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (or SCRR) established a Basic Proposal in order to develop protection rights for all broadcast organizations. However, members at the meeting decided at the time to exclude webcasting from the treaty, as well as establish a Revised Draft Basic Proposal in a September 2006 congregation. The revised proposal would in fact consider creating protection rights for webcasting, netcasting, and simulcasting. May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Between September 25 and October 3, 2006, members of the SCRR met in Geneva and agreed to finalize the draft text at a later time. They would have another conference meeting between July 11 and August 1, 2007 in order to update the rights of broadcasting organizations. September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Broadcaster rights

Under the treaty, media broadcasters would have the right to protect the content of their media transmissions. Moreover, they would have the right to protect their broadcasts from reproduction, retransmission, and even from public communication. All copyright protections would endure for 50 years.


Many organizations oppose the passing of the WIPO Broadcasting Treaty. Opponents to the treaty feel that the US Library of Congress Copyright Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office have not engaged in any public discussions of the treaty. Moreover, they feel that the treaty would have a negative effect on consumers, telecommunications/electronics industries, copyright holders, and the development of user-generated content on the Internet. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ...

The following opponent groups are as follows:

AT&T Inc. ... BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS) is a U.S. telecommunications company based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is a Washington, DC based non-profit advocacy group that works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the Digital Age. ... The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the industry organization for the consumer electronics industry in the United States. ... The Consumer Federation of America is a non-profit organization founded in 1968. ... Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, is an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization serving only consumers. ... The Consumer Project on Technology (CPTech) is a non-governmental organization founded by Ralph Nader in 1995. ... Dell, Inc. ... EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. ... EFF Logo The EFF uses the blue ribbon as symbolism for their Free Speech defense. ... In the modern age, the free press has taken on multiple meanings. ... The Information Technology Association of America is an industry trade group for several information technology companies. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC)(SEHK: 4335) is the worlds largest semiconductor company and the leading manufacturer of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processor in IBM PC-compatible personal computers. ... IP Justice is an international civil liberties organization that promotes balanced intellectual property laws and digital freedom. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Matsushita_Electric_Industrial_Co. ... Public Knowledge is a non-profit Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group that is involved in intellectual property law, competition, and choice in the digital marketplace, and an open standards/end-to-end Internet. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. ... The Internet Society or ISOC is an international organization that promotes Internet use and access. ... TiVo (pronounced tee-voh, IPA: ) is a popular brand of digital video recorder (DVR) in the United States. ... A touch-tone telephone dial The United States Telecom Association is a trade association for telecommunication service suppliers and providers. ... This article or section should include material from Bell Atlantic This article or section should include material from GTE Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a local exchange telephone company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic, a former Bell Operating Company, and GTE, which was the largest independant local exchange... Verizon Wireless owns and operates the second-largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. ...


Members of the 33rd General Conference of UNESCO decided to take an active role in stimulating discourse pertaining to the WIPO Broadcasting Treaty. Studies from UNESCO show that the treaty could limit the flow of information by weakening the balance between broadcasting/cablecasting interests and the values of freedom of expression.[1] UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ...


  1. ^ Akester, PatrĂ­cia. Thus, the Draft Treaty may undermine the balance between the economic interests of broadcasting and cablecasting organizations and freedom of expression of values ([1], p. 48).
  • Letters to Congress from Non-Profit Organizations
  • Letter to Congress from Computer and Telecommunications Industries
  • The Draft WIPO Broadcasting Treaty and its Impact on Freedom of Expression
  • Consolidated Text for a Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations (11th Session)
  • Draft Basic Proposal for the WIPO Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations (14th Session)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization

External links

  • American Library Association
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation - WIPO Broadcasting Treaty
  • James Boyle: More rights are wrong for webcasters



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