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The Proposed WIPO Broadcasting Treaty: What Implications for Access to Knowledge?

Following a collaboration project initiated between theCentre for Technology and Society (CTS), ofFGV School of Law in Rio de Janeiro, and theInnovation and Access to Knowledge Programme of the South Centre, an intergovernmental organization of countries of the South, it is with great pleasure that we make it public the first post kindly prepared by the latter’s experts:I. IntroductionMember States of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) met on 11-13 September 2006 for the Fifteenth Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) to discuss a Revised Draft Basic Proposal for a WIPO Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organisations (WIPO document SCCR 15/2). The discussions on the Treaty began eight years ago as an attempt to address the issue of the protection of signal theft. The Member States of the European Union and broadcasting organisations sought protection for programme-carrying signals on the grounds that these can be stolen and re…