End of the WIPO Broadcast Treaty, for now

Not enough time to write on this today but WIPO is the UN’s copyright agency and they have been proposing a treaty to deal with signal theft. As with much deal making at the international level negotiations have rendered the treaty unworkable (talk of anti-copyright org.s and some countries peddling their own agendas). The Hollywood Reporter link fills in quite well and there’s always the EFF for the view from one side of the copyright debate…

http://www.eff.org/IP/WIPO/broadcasting_treaty/

http://www.hollywoodreporteresq.com/thresq/government/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003600679

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