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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
The Union For The Public Domain
This group is organizing an effort to fight this proposed threaty.
The WIPO Broadcast Treaty
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is currently considering an international treaty that would extend the power that broadcasters have to control how we use and record images and sounds, including material in the public domain. This treaty will trade off the public's freedom for additional powers that the broadcasters have not demonstrated are necessary for the public good. Our position is that the treaty should be rejected.
Links to information on the draft WIPO Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organisations
This may be the first time in three years (other than supporting international literacy efforts) where I might consider proposals on how ATS can organize its massive potential influence to increase awareness of this issue, and perhaps aid in the rejection of the treaty.
Originally posted by NotClever
I'd be curious to hear legal expert's opinion on how this would be enforceable in the U.S. or any other individual country. On the surface it appears to violate some basic constitutional principles here in the U.S.
Originally posted by Willbert
I support the UN's objective and hope to see it pass.
I posted elsewhere on ATS as to why if your wondering why I would be for this proposal.