WIPO Treaty Kicked Into Long Grass

June 22, 2007 on 3:43 pm | In UKPA, WIPO | 1 Comment

Breaking News: in Geneva this week, so concerted has been the resistance to the much disliked WIPO Broadcast Treaty in its current form, with even the US delegation finding serious fault with it, that at several points today it looked like the entire treaty would be dropped.

Today, at the last minute, the Chairman decided that so many countries had raised so many different objections, that a diplomatic convention on the Treaty is now to be scheduled in December 2008 – effectively kicking any resolution as far as possible into the long grass and giving time for the restructuring which is clearly necessary if ever consensus is to be reached.

UKPA members and associates once again lobbied hard for this victory for common sense and podcasting.

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